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Downham Market Boys Brigade celebrate 30 years

The 1st Downham Market Company Boys' Brigade celebrate their 30th birthday. ANL-140503-092726001

The 1st Downham Market Company Boys' Brigade celebrate their 30th birthday. ANL-140503-092726001

Messages were sent from Taiwan and Camp Bastion in Afghanistan to help 1st Downham Market Boys’ Brigade celebrate its 30th anniversary.

The current 12 members, who are aged between five and 16, along with officers, helpers and friends marked the milestone with a special event in Downham Methodist Church on Tuesday.

The event included a slide show of messages from former members who include a solider, a graphic designer, radiologist and a civil engineer.

This was followed by younger boys taking part in a number of timed races as part of an international competition.

A drumming display was then given by some of the older boys, who only began to play in October last year.

Helper Malcolm Sorrell was also presented with a long service award after being part of the group for 18 years after joining as a six-year-old.

Members and friends also enjoyed tucking into a chocolate cake.

Captain of the boys brigade Ralph Perkins said: “It was a really good night”.

Members are pictured above raising the flag at the start of the celebration event. Picture: ALAN MILLER MLNF14AM03039

 

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