Links in a Chain - the Mayors of Bolton
Links in a Chain - The Mayors of Bolton
The Mayors of BoltonOnce upon a townA municipal palaceA (very) grand openingElephants and lionsTime for everyoneThe sincerest form of flatteryA place to gather togetherA new beginningAlso starringThe Albert HallsThe Festival HallThe Festival Hall CorridorThe Hall of Remembrance
The Banqueting HallThe Blue RoomThe Reception RoomThe Council ChamberThe Mayor's Parlour

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The Banqueting Hall

The Banqueting HallOccupying the space originally used as the Council Chamber, the Banqueting Hall is a light and spacious room with an ornate plaster ceiling.

It is furnished with a magnificent oak banqueting table which can be extended to seat between 40 and 50 guests, using a set of matching dining chairs (all with their own elephant and castle crest).

The Hall also boasts an extremely rare collapsible three tier serving table, set against the interior wall, along with a bronze bust of the late Queen Mother, who had dined in the room during a visit in 1945.


Click for larger image Ceiling of the Banqueting Hall.

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Click for larger image Detail of banqueting chair back with elephant carving. The chairs used by the Mayor and Mayoress have arm rests and slightly higher backs.

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Click for larger image Collapsible three tier serving table.

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Queen Mother

HM Elizabeth, The Queen Mother

Bronze bust by Sir William Reid Dick

Presented by Cllr Thomas Sharples Barlow

Unveiled in December 1961



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