Army celebrates 130 years at weekend

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CELEBRATIONS get under way this weekend in Peterhead as The Salvation Army marks 130 years in the town.

The Windmill Street Corps promises to be a hive of activity over Saturday and Sunday as Salvationists old and new get together for a series of commemorative events.

The Church’s leaders promise a fun filled weekend kicking off on Saturday morning with the popular ‘Messy Church’ from 10am until midday. From 2pm, all are invited for a trip down memory lane with a rare glimpse into the Corps’ archive. Old pictures and memorabilia will go on show at the Corps until 4pm. Saturday evening brings with it a special celebration meeting and reunion 7pm. Former Officers Betty and Melvin Ackroyd, who marked the Army’s 100th year in Peterhead in 1982 and now make up the chaplaincy team at Heathrow Airport, will also be on site over the weekend. Officer Matthew Bennett said: “We look forward to welcoming members of the public for a weekend of celebrations.” Pop into the Army’s Windmill Street Corps or call 01779 470208 for more information.