Boys Brigade takes to the streets for anniversary

Halifax Boys' Brigade band competition
Halifax Boys' Brigade band competition

Hundreds of local youngsters will take to the street to mark 130 years of the Boys Brigade.

More than 100 volunteers and 300 boys will be marching through Halifax town centre as part of their Founders’ Day Parade.

There are 12 Boys Brigade companies making up the Halifax Battalion.

From 2pm they will be led through the town by the Halifax BBGB Band starting out at St James’ car park.

They will march along Commercial Street to the post office where Mayor of Calderdale Ann Martin will take the salute along with battalion president Andrew Rawnsley.

The parade will stop at Carlton United Reformed Church for a service and where the president’s and queen’s badges will be presented.

Also at the service the battalion will present the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team with a cheque for over £1,200 that has been raised through the last year.

The Boys Brigade was conceived by William Alexander Smith in Glasgow on October 4, 1883

Metro has warned of some minor disruption to bus services while the parade takes place.

More pictures and video from the event will appear on the Courier website and in Friday’s paper.