Halifax Boys Brigade members celebrate founders day

Parade through Halifax to celebrate Boys' Brigade Founders Day. Picture taken by Howard Pickles.
Parade through Halifax to celebrate Boys' Brigade Founders Day. Picture taken by Howard Pickles.

The Halifax Battalion of the Boys’ Brigade celebrated their Founders Day on October 12.

More than 100 boys went on parade through the town, led by the Halifax Band of the Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Brigade.

The Deputy Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Malcolm James, and Rev Peter Whittaker, the Boys’ Brigade District Patron, were present on the saluting base alongside Battalion President, Andrew Rawnsley.

A service celebrated the opening of the first ever Boys’ Brigade company, which originated in Glasgow in 1883.

There was also a presentation of the Presidents and Queens awards - the highest honours in the Brigade - to several of those on parade.

James Pickles, of the Halifax Battalion Boys’ Brigade, said: “It was great to see so many lads on parade and we even got some decent weather.”