An area of Bolton is set to commemorate D-Day with an 80th anniversary music event.

Veterans and residents in Horwich asked for an event to honour the bravery and sacrifice of those involved in the landings. 

Allied forces launched a combined assault on June 6, 1944, at Normandy on the coast of Nazi-occupied France, which ultimately led to the liberation of Europe.

On Thursday, June 6 from 7pm, Horwich RMI will be hosting the event with all the money raised going to the Royal British Legion.

It will include a buffet, and music from the B-17 Boogie.

Cllr Ryan Bamforth said people who cannot go to the Bolton Parish Church event asked for something closer to home to remember those who fought in the Second World War.

He said: “Bolton Council through the Mayor's office is organising an amazing evening at Bolton Parish Church to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of D-Day.

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“However, numerous veterans and residents asked for an event in Horwich, some stated that travelling into Bolton late wasn't convenient, so for the large veterans' community in Horwich and its surrounding areas we have put on an evening to celebrate the lives of those who gave all.

“We are hoping this will complement other events in and around the borough.

“There will be a remembrance period, a look forward to what we now have because of those that fought 80 years ago and the B-17 Boogie DJ who will be playing music specific to the era.

“Not forgetting the licensed bar and buffet.

“It's important that we both remember and celebrate what we have and why.”

Tickets are priced at £10 and £5 for veterans.

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