Ipswich Salvation Army celebrate 131st anniversary

Margaret Broom and Peter Talbot look at the memorabilia during the Ipswich Salvation Army's 131st bi

Margaret Broom and Peter Talbot look at the memorabilia during the Ipswich Salvation Army's 131st birthday celebrations. - Credit: Archant

The Ipswich branch of the Salvation Army marked its 131st anniversary with a dedicated weekend of celebrations.

On Saturday, an open event was held at the headquarters in Woodbridge Road where regular visitors and newcomers joined to learn more about the organisation and its history.

The day included an exhibition of pictures dating back to 1889, and a concert of all the bands. On Sunday, two former members returned for a special service before an informal tea afternoon.

Bernard Smith, exhibition organiser for the Salvation Army, said: “Plenty of newcomers stopped for the concert, which was good, and it’s always nice when people come along and get involved.”

This year also marks 150 years of the Salvation Army as a whole.


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