BB celebrates its centenary
IPSWICH'S Boys Brigade are a ton-up – and former members boys brigade members converged on Ipswich School to celebrate the company's centenary.The Boys' Brigade 1st Ipswich Company, based at Christ Church, in Tacket Street, Ipswich, met for the special reunion at Ipswich School.
IPSWICH'S Boys Brigade are a ton-up – and former members boys brigade members converged on Ipswich School to celebrate the company's centenary.
The Boys' Brigade 1st Ipswich Company, based at Christ Church, in Tacket Street, Ipswich, met for the special reunion at Ipswich School.
Company Captain Paul Wilmot, who has been a member since the 1950s, said he was delighted with the turnout for the event.
Mr Wilmot, 65, of Robin Drive, Ipswich, said: "It was a wonderful evening and everything went superbly.
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"There were a lot of old faces present and everyone enjoyed themselves."
Old memories and tales aplenty were shared at the event, which included a buffet, exhibitions, displays and talks.
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Identical twins Walter and Robert Miller, 66, both former brigade members in the 1950s, were among the 160 people at the event.
Walter said: "It's good to be here. I'm meeting a lot of old friends and I've got a lot of old memories coming back."
Robert added: "I'm pleased to come back and it's great to see everyone."
Harold Flatman, 73, of Beech Close, Sproughton, was a brigade member from 1938 to 1948.
He said: "It's a wonderful event. There are people here that I haven't seen for 50 years .
"There are people reminding me of things that happened 60 years ago that I can't even remember. This is a wonderful thing and to think they've been at Christ Church for 100 years is incredible."
A centenary cake was cut during the celebrations by 93-year-old Charlie Mills, the oldest former member, and Joseph Durnford, the youngest former member.
The event on Saturday was followed by a service at Christ Church on Sunday.
During the church service, Mayor of Ipswich Penny Breakwell unveiled a plaque in memory of Roy Prentice, a former company captain.