Bolton celebrates Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

November 25, 2011 by  

Bolton has been chosen as the first place in the Greater Manchester area to hold a church service to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

The Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrates 60 years of her reign in the UK and will be held next year in February. Given the recent increase in interest in the British Monarchy with the recent Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, there is sure to be significant interest in these celebrations.

Each of the boroughs that fall within the Greater Manchester region will each nominate a church for a service to be held at, and Bolton Parish Church will play host to this on 26th February. As well as a church service, there will also be a procession and no doubt a number of souvenirs, such as programmes, brochures and flags will be available.

Local print shops in Bolton were kept busy earlier this year in order to supply flags and banners to street parties celebrating the Royal Wedding. Local newspapers got involved in these celebrations and there are already plans in place for The Bolton News to run as competition where local children can draw pictures to commemorate the jubilee, with winners getting the chance to attend a party in honour of the occasion at Bolton Town Hall.

Reverend Matt Thomson spoke about the jubilee celebrations in Bolton, saying:

“At a time when there is worrying news for so many people, my hope is that our Jubilee celebrations will give us an opportunity to come together as the Bolton family and celebrate all that is good about our nation.”