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Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Over 40 Old Girls returned to Bolton School Girls’ Division and joined pupils and staff for their Armistice Service, held in the School’s Great Hall.
The Old Girls processed into the service, each accompanied by a Sixth Form Prefect, before joining the School in hymns, listening to readings and observing the customary two-minute silence.
Sophie Bennett, Francesca Chuck, Anna Hill and Nina Simon read the prayers.
The Armistice Commemoration included the Last Post and Rouse on either side of the two minutes’ silence.
After the Commemoration, the Old Girls who had attended went on to the Arts Centre for a lunch at which they enjoyed Year 7 girls’ singing of the School Song and songs from Les Misérables.
There was surprise when the girls sang the School Song and some of the Old Girls did not recognise it. The reason, it became clear, was because it was only conceived in 1957 and some had attended the school prior to this date!
At the lunch the Old Girls had ration cards on their tables and this prompted much discussion and the swapping of wartime memories.
The Service has now become an annual fixture in the Old Girls’ calendar, and those who attended very much enjoyed being part of such a significant School event.
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