Halifax Boys’ Brigade mark 130 years

Halifax Boys' and Girls' Brigade Band leading a Halifax gala procession
Halifax Boys' and Girls' Brigade Band leading a Halifax gala procession

The Boys’ Brigade which has 12 companies in Calderdale that form the Halifax Battalion is 130 years old today.

On Sunday, October 13, the 300-strong battalion will be marching through the streets to celebrate led by the Halifax BBGB Band.

It sets off around 2 pm from St James’s car park (above the bingo club) and marches along Commercial Street and past the Post Office where the Mayor of Calderdale Ann Martin will take the salute 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.

Unfortunately, it is unlikely there will be room inside the church for the service.