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Dinner Commemorates Fallen Old Boys

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A special Uniformed Services Dinner, presided over by the Headmaster and Headmistress at Bolton School, saw staff and former pupils, many of whom had connections with the armed services, as well as current pupils gather to pay tribute to the 81 Old Boys who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War One. 

The three course dinner, held just over 100 years after the 1918 Armistice, took place in the School’s Arts Centre. The evening began with a drinks reception at which guests, including cubs, scouts and cadets and other uniformed organisations, viewed moving displays charting the life profiles of former pupils, each one being commemorated with a ceramic poppy which had been originally displayed at The Tower of London. 

In a moving tribute, the School Captain and Head Girl read out the names of each of the former pupils who lost their lives whilst a poppy was placed against their name on a roll of honour (watch here). There was also a powerful reading by Classics Teacher Mrs Hone of ‘We Shall Keep The Faith’, which Moina Michael wrote as a response to John McCrae’s ‘In Flanders Fields’, promising to remember the fallen with the symbol of the poppy.


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