Parade service celebrates 125 years of Boys Brigade in Stowmarket

1st Mid Suffolk (Stowmarket) Boys Brigade Company are celebrating 125 years
1st Mid Suffolk (Stowmarket) Boys Brigade Company are celebrating 125 years
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A Boys Brigade company has celebrated a double milestone after dedicating a new Colour at a parade service.

The 1st Mid Suffolk (Stowmarket) Boys Brigade, which is affiliated to the Stowmarket United Reformed Church, is marking 125 years.

The parade was from Red Gables to Stowmarket United Reformed Church

The parade was from Red Gables to Stowmarket United Reformed Church

Meanwhile, the Stowmarket Boys Brigade Band is celebrating 25 years since reforming as the Stowmarket Boys Brigade Centenary band in 1991.

To celebrate the milestones, a new Company Colour was commissioned and dedicated at a parade service in the town on Sunday.

The company paraded behind the band from Red Gables to Stowmarket URC, where the service was held.

Captain Martin Gray said: “It is a privilege to be a part of the continuing story of Boys Brigade in Stowmarket. I’m excited to be able to celebrate 125 years with the dedication of a new Colour and would like to pay tribute to everyone who has contributed to making a difference in the lives of young people over that time.”

The company was founded in 1891 with the Girls Association added in 2010.

It meets on Wednesday evenings at the Boy’s Brigade Hall, in Combs Lane, Stowmarket. Anchors (aged five to eight) from 6pm-7pm, Juniors (aged eight to 11) from 6.30pm-7.45pm and Company/Senior Section (school Year 7 upwards) from 7.30pm-9pm.

For more pictures see today’s Bury Free Press newspaper.