Boys’ Brigade carry Diamond Jubilee baton

Halifax Boys Brigade receive the baton from the Leeds battalion for their leg of the Queen's diamond jubilee relay, at Carlton United Reformed Church, Halifax..'Back, from the left, Halifax officers Robert Batty, Christian Uttley, James Pickles, Dave Fox, mayor of Calderdale councillor John Hardy and mayoress Janet Hardy.'Front, John Myers, Sam Wilson, Benjamin Fox and Jacob Fox.
Halifax Boys Brigade receive the baton from the Leeds battalion for their leg of the Queen's diamond jubilee relay, at Carlton United Reformed Church, Halifax..'Back, from the left, Halifax officers Robert Batty, Christian Uttley, James Pickles, Dave Fox, mayor of Calderdale councillor John Hardy and mayoress Janet Hardy.'Front, John Myers, Sam Wilson, Benjamin Fox and Jacob Fox.
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Members of the Halifax Boys’ Brigade were joined by the Mayor of Calderdale as they escorted the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee baton.

Three members of the Halifax Brigade transported the baton from Halifax to Uppermill using the 5th Halifax Boys’ Brigade’s minibus.

The members met outside Carlton URC, the home of the 4th Halifax Boys’ Brigade, in the town centre and along with the Mayor of Calderdale John Hardy, they collected the baton from the Leeds Battalion.

The minibus then made it’s way over the border into Lancashire where the brigade members met the members of the Oldham Battalion, who saw that the batton continued it’s journey.

The baton was passed between the two brigades using a go-kart made by the Halifax Battalion back in 2008.

Robert Batty of the Hailifax Boy’s Brigade said the group had enjoyed being part of the baton relay.

He also thanked Cllr Hardy for agreeing to attend.

“The Mayor of Calderdale was very supportive,” said Robert.

“He had a very busy day but he made time to make sure that he was present to support the Halifax Boys’ Brigade,” he added.