Following on from the success of the original Walkway of Fame and as a lasting tribute to the life of Bolton’s much loved hero, The Nat Lofthouse Walkway will lead to and surround the long awaited Nat Lofthouse statue which will be situated at the front of the Stadium close to the Main Reception.
The Nat Lofthouse Walkway will also pay homage to the 1958 team, winners of the F.A. Cup when Nat Lofthouse scored two unforgettable goals to lead the team to victory and lift the cup for the fourth time. A brick will be inscribed and laid for each member of that very special winning team to honour their fantastic achievement and the part they have played in the history of Bolton Wanderers Football Club.
The Walkway will also pay homage to more recent players including former Captain, Kevin Davies, and long serving goalkeeper, Jussi Jaaskelainen. Names will be added with each phase so keep a look out for your favourite player being added.
If you would like your own lasting tribute, bricks in the Walkway can be purchased and engraved with your own name or unique message to celebrate a special moment in your life - a great gift for the passionate supporter or a way to mark your own support by having your name inscribed and included in the Walkway. Black memorial bricks can also be purchased as a way of remembering your loved one and will be situated within their own area of the Walkway.
Anyone purchasing a brick will receive a certificate once the brick has been laid or at any alternative time on request. In addition all subscribers of the first phase will receive their personal invite to the unveiling of the Nat Lofthouse statue.
Orders are taken all year but the bricks will be laid in two phases each year, in September and March. The first phase will be laid by 27th August 2013 in line with the unveiling of the Nat Lofthouse statue.
BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Bolton Wanderers also have a Book of Remembrance. An inscription for those loved ones who have passed away can be entered into the book and will then be displayed on the appropriate day, as the page is turned daily. The Book of Remembrance is situated outside the Community Office and can be viewed at any time of day or night.
For anyone needing support in times of stress or sadness, the BWFC Chaplain, Philip Mason, is available to lend a listening ear. The ashes of loved ones can be scattered on the pitch at the Reebok Stadium, arranged through the Chaplaincy, at which time a short act of remembrance will take place.
Bolton Wanderers hold an Annual Service of Remembrance conducted by Philip Mason. All names of those inscribed in the Memorial Book and on a black memorial brick are read out at the service and the relatives and friends of those being remembered are invited to attend this special occasion.