Bolton's Trafalgar Day Society fires miniature cannons to mark Lord Nelson's historic victory (From This Is Lancashire)
Bolton's Trafalgar Day Society fires miniature cannons to mark Lord Nelson's historic victory
10:01am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
MEMBERS of Bolton's Trafalgar Day Society have marked their 25th annual celebration of Lord Nelson's battle triumph.
To honour the day, the society visited pubs in Harwood and set off commemorative cannons at noon to mark the start of the battle.
Trafalgar Day is celebrated at the House Without a Name pub in Lea Gate, Harwood, every October 21 by members of the Trafalgar Day Society.
The date marks the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, a naval battle led by Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, which defeated French and Spanish forces, confirming British naval superiority.
The day began with a full breakfast — accompanied by champagne — at the House Without a Name, followed by lunch at the White Horse Inn, Stitch-Mi-Lane, then it was back to No Name for pie and peas.
This year 49 people enjoyed a day of socialising and celebrating with other members of the society.
Member Alan Calvert said: “This is the 25th year that we have commem-erated the famous victory. It was a great day.”
Pictured above, landlady Bethany Nolan fires the canons at the House Without A Name during the celebration, and right, Trafalgar Society member John Lofthouse, with landord and landlady Jon and Bethany Nolan.
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