Celebrating 100 years of the Boys’ Brigade with fun and formality
PUBLISHED: 14:30 21 February 2020 | UPDATED: 12:00 25 February 2020
Older than their more famous counterparts the Scouts, the Boys’ Brigade is one of the country’s best-loved youth organisations – and today still thrives.
Ipswich still has Boys Brigade units and nationwide 50,000 youngsters and young leaders take part in activities every week.
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The movement started in 1883 - founded in Glasgow by Sir William Alexander Smith - and in 1983 it was celebrating its centenary.
Members of the Ipswich Boys' Brigade groups held a series of events throughout the year to mark the milestone including a large event at the Corn Exchange where Ipswich Star photographer Owen Hines took these photos - capturing the youngsters in uniform on parade and also having fun playing games.
Did you take part in the Boys' Brigade centenary events in 1983? Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in our gallery? To share your memories, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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