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Monday, 28 May 2012
Dr Sheila Fisher, a governor at Bolton School, has officially
launched the new Bolton School flagpole, with help from a Cub, a
Scout and an Explorer Scout from the 19th Bolton Scout
Group (Bolton School). The School was celebrating 100 years of
flying flags from its Chorley New Road campus.
A new flagpole has recently been installed, which sits proudly
atop the iconic turret towers of the Centre Arch. The first
flagpole was gifted to the School by Fred Tillotson, the nephew of
Lord Leverhulme, who served as both Editor of the Bolton Evening
News and Chairman of Governors at Bolton School. It is just 100
years ago since the first flag flew in celebration of the baronetcy
of William Hesketh Lever, the benefactor of Bolton School. It was
his vision that, in 1915, brought together the Bolton Grammar
School for Boys and the Bolton High School for Girls to become
Bolton School (Girls' Division and Boys' Division).
Over the next week, Bolton School will fly its own flag and then
on Friday, when the Olympic torch passes the school, the Paralympic
flag in celebration of Old Boy and President of the International
Paralympic Committee, Sir Phillip Craven. Over the
forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend, the Union Flag will fly for the
Queen's 60th jubilee celebrations.
In 2015, the School will mark the 100 years since being endowed
as Bolton School by Lord Leverhulme and, in 2016, it will then
celebrate 500 years since it was first founded.
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