Bolton Wanderers: In Remembrance

Bolton Wanderers remembered those part of the wider Wanderers family that have passed away in recent years on Monday evening.

At the Club’s Annual Service of Remembrance, over 300 people, including CEO Neil Hart and former Wanderer John McGinlay, were in attendance to pay their respects to loved ones that we have lost at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The service began pitchside where club legend John McGinlay laid a wreath on the pitch to start the ceremony before a service of remembrance and thanksgiving was conducted by Club Chaplain, Phil Mason.

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The Service then continued in the Platinum Suite, and following the theme of 'walking in our ancestors’ footsteps', there were poignant and moving extracts of the play 'And Did Those Feet', performed by members of Bolton Little Theatre, with music throughout the service provided by local artist, Tommy Govan.

Names of loved ones lost over the past twelve months were read out, and those remembered from previous years appeared on a big screen.

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Club Chaplain, Phil Mason said, “For so many, this is an important and significant annual event.

“It draws people together united in loss, but they are uplifted by each other and the whole experience of the evening. It is one significant way that we show our care as a Club and how important family is to us all”.

Wanderers thank all those who attended and our thoughts are with the family and friends of all those we remembered on Monday evening. RIP.

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