The Bolton community has been busy putting poppies up across the borough to honour the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces. 

Here is a round-up of all the Remembrance services and events taking place in Bolton:

Albert Halls concert

The annual Concert of Remembrance will feature the Lancashire Artillery Military Band and musical performances by local artists.

It will take place on Friday, November 10 at the Albert Halls, starting at 7pm, and it is expected to finish at around 10pm.

Doors will open at 6.15pm.  

The Bolton News: Cllr Toby Hewitt and Cllr Hilary FaircloughCllr Toby Hewitt and Cllr Hilary Fairclough (Image: Public)Victoria Square

On Saturday November 11, there is an Armistice Day Service from 10.50am in Victoria Square.

The annual Remembrance Service will be on Sunday November 12 at 10.40am in Victoria Square.

It will be led by the Vicar of Bolton, the service will include a two-minute silence, gun fire and a wreath laying ceremony.

Astley Bridge

There will be a short service to remember those buried at Astley Bridge cemetery from 11am on Saturday November 11. People are asked to arrive 15 minutes early. This is in addition to the Remembrance march from the British Legion to the act of remembrance at St Paul's Church on Sunday Remembrance Sunday November 12.

The Bolton News: Astley Bridge displaysAstley Bridge displays (Image: Public)Bromley Cross

There will be a service at Dunscar War Memorial at 11am on Sunday November 12.

A parade will leave from Egerton and Dunscar Health Centre at 9.45am to Walmsley Parish Church for a service, before heading down to the War Memorial for an act of Remembrance.

Councillors have been hiding pebbles decorated for Remembrance throughout the villages for local children to find ahead of Remembrance Sunday. They were decorated by local resident, Ken Holt. Residents are encouraged to make whatever donation for poppies they feel comfortable with and drop them off at two locations: White House Dry Cleaners in Bromley Cross and Baker’s in Egerton.

The Bolton News: Little Lever displayLittle Lever display (Image: Public)Farnworth

The parade will commence at 10.30am from Coucill Square, the public space in front of Home Bargains off Market Street, on Sunday November 12.

The parade will march down Market Street to Farnworth Park where the Remembrance Service will take place around the War Memorial.

At the start of the service this year there will be a minute’s silence for Noel Spencer, who died last month, past president of the Farnworth and Kearsley Royal British Legion branch.

Reverend Tony Cowell will lead the service and at 11am there will be a two-minute silence.

The bugler this year is a former soldier and bugler of the Rifles Regiment.

The parade will march back to Coucill Square.

The Bolton News:  Astley Bridge displays Astley Bridge displays (Image: Public)Little Lever

There will be a service at the memorial at the old Library and a service at Christ Church at 11am on Sunday November 12.

It will start at 10.30am, with a parade led by Eagley brass band.

Bolton FM are presenting from Little Lever this year.

Usually more than 1,000 people attend.

There will be road closures in the area for the hour.


There is a service at Kearsley Cenotaph with a band and parade on Sunday November 12.

The parade will meet at 9.15am and at 9.30am, where they will walk to the memorial on Bolton Road.

The Bolton News: From left to right: Resident Ken Holt, Cllr Amy Cowen with Cllr Sam Connor, and Nadim MuslimFrom left to right: Resident Ken Holt, Cllr Amy Cowen with Cllr Sam Connor, and Nadim Muslim (Image: Public)There will be a wreath laying service and then the parade will go to St Stephen's Church for a service.


The church service on Sunday November 12, will start at 10am at St Bartholomew Church, followed by the wreath laying at the memorial at 10.45am, then a parade around the town centre.


The service on Sunday November 12, will start at the World War 1 memorial at 10.50am for a short service before heading to the World War 2 memorial for a parade.

There will also be some light World War 2 guns coming to the parade, with one being fired.

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