I’m off for a night out with the boys -do you know how long I’ve wanted to say that to my husband! well I finally got the chance last Thursday 😀
As part of my North Lodge Park residency in Darlington I decided to visit the Boys Brigade, (my grateful thanks by the way, to Peter Waistrell, for allowing me to do this)
What a fantastic group of lads they are. When you meet young men like this it makes you feel so happy, because young people get such bad press – but these lads, they were great and they didn’t even know in advance that I was coming.
I wanted them to share their views and feelings about what it’s like being a teenage boy right here and now in this area of Darlington. They wrote some great poems. (I might put one or two up here later if I get their permissions)
Peter tells me that this Company was the first in Darlington and that it’s been running for over ninety years.
My night started off by watching the young ‘Anchor Boys’ in their bright red jumpers, running around and playing with a parachute. But it was the Company Section and the Senior Section, the boys in blue, I worked with on Thursday – thanks lads. You were great.