On Sunday 26th February 2012, the town of Bolton celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a parade that started in the Town Square and ended with a service in the Bolton Parish Church.
Swaminarayan Gadi Pipe Band were invited to lead on the parade. They started with a medly of tunes on the Town Hall steps and then marched through the Town centre with the numerous dignitaries and hundreds of members of the public to the Parish Church.
Swaminarayan Gadi Pipe Band is a regular choice for the Civic ceremonies in Bolton and is regarded as one of the highlights of Bolton.
An extract from the article in Bolton News,
“Bolton is the first town in Greater Manchester to hold a commemorative ceremony. The parade was led by the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Pipe Band and local dignatories.
It was a shame Her Majesty was not there to see it. Bolton did her proud”