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Christopher

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ulsterstan

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Re: Boys Brigade - Links
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2006, 02:34:33 AM »
 Great links, I was a member of the 82nd. Coy. Mountpottinger  Presb. Church.  in the early 50,s Mr. McRoberts was the Capt.  Great memories of Ganaway camp ground in Millisle in those days. Stan.
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Christopher

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Re: Boys Brigade
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2006, 02:39:56 AM »
Thanks Ulsterstan.

Its great to see new people posting on these boards.
I hope you will be posting some great memories and telling people about the Belfast Forum too.

Best Wishes, Christopher

ulsterstan

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Re: Boys Brigade - Links
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2006, 02:52:46 AM »
Will do Christopher ,I see another exile in Alberta posting, Joan Skillen from Albertbridge area.
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BOYS BRIGADE
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2006, 11:22:27 PM »
I was in the 60th,Belfast at Ballynafeigh Methodist to start with,and then defected to the 97th,St.Judes Parish.
         1965 saw the Silver Jubilee of the 97th.and a 'special summer camp ' was organised without the need to go under canvass.
        The fee was subsidised and came to £7-a few fundraisers helped the subsidy.
              We set off on 2nd,July,1965 from Belfast to Heysham,train to London,and coach to Grange Farm Centre,Chigwell.
          5/3d was deducted froM your camp bank spending money to pay for entrance to Madame Tussauds(1/6d),Planetarium(2/6d),London Zoo(1/3d).
          We had visits to The Mousetrap,Buckingham Palace,the Tower,and most of the tourist sights.
             Not bad for £7.5.3d.
    Other delights from tonight's treasure box in the loft were:-
     N.I.Housing Trust Dinner Dance,06.12.1968-dinner served at 9 p.m.,Dancing 10-2,Dress Formal,Dancing to Pioneer Showband-Tickets£1.10.0 d.
      Barbecue,17th ,June,1968-Parish of St.George-Strangford Lodge.Lots of food ,fun and music for 6/0d(under18 3/0d.)
       13th,October,1972-received from John c Dalzell,cheque for £350 and £20 cash  in payment for purchase of Sunbeam Alpine Reg No 5322 PZ(Jeez,£350 wouldn't pay my car insurance these days-mind you,that car cost me £120 for third party,fire and theft as I was only 22 at the time.)
               
Tuesday,February,7th,1950-Belfast Telgraph-Three-Halfpence-                   News Brevities-"The allocation of hen eggs for the period February 9-15 will be at the rate of three eggs for each priority consumer and three eggs for each non-priority consumer".
  "Enniskillen Borough Council on Monday appointed Mr.David a. Gregg,Bognor Terrace ,Portadown, an Assistant Town Clerk at a commencing salary of £400 per annum".
                    Night,night,G.

ulsterstan

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Re: BOYS BRIGADE
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2006, 05:16:07 AM »
Sounds great ,the farthest I ever got with my 6 years in the 82nd. coy. Mountpottinger Presb.  was Ganaway every year but looking back I wouldn't trade those years for anything .My cousin Sammy Houston [''Jazz Club''] was  a member for years and   a LFT. when he quit. 
Stan Sloan.

ulsterstan

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Re: BOYS BRIGADE
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2006, 05:32:15 PM »
Does the BB. company,s still parade like they used to ,I never hear much about them ,last time we were back in Aberdeen  few years ago thete was a BB. pipe band and the company marching down Union St.  great to see .
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Re: BOYS BRIGADE
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2006, 10:14:47 PM »
Yep...

There are still district parades held each year...
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.  <i>Mark Twain</i>

Christopher

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Re: BOYS BRIGADE
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2006, 03:30:18 AM »
OK so which one of yeez was a bugler ???

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Re: BOYS BRIGADE
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2006, 01:41:32 AM »
Not me but I tried it , Sure and Stedfast.   
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Christopher

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Re: BOYS BRIGADE
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2006, 03:11:33 AM »
Here for all you Bucket Bangers is the History of the Boys Brigade which was founded in 1883, celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1933 and Centenary in 1983. William McVicker, the secretary of a Mission Sunday School in Belfast, started the BB in the city five years after William Smith started the organisation in Scotland.

Here are some local BB Websites:
43rd Belfast
56th Belfast
2nd Newtownabbey

ulsterstan

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Re: BOYS BRIGADE
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2006, 03:45:57 AM »
Thanks Christopher, I was in the 82nd. Coy. Mountpottinger Presb. Church, I have the centenary LP.  still have my old belt and a bunch of badges .
Stan Sloan.

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Re: Boys Brigade
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2006, 09:50:01 PM »
Bugler? Iwas a dummy bugler with the 60th.To make up numbers in the band some of us were drafted in and went through the motions of playing.

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Re: Boys Brigade
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2006, 08:59:11 PM »
As a matter of interest how many were dummies and how many could play instruments, giannineo ???

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Re: Boys Brigade
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2006, 10:09:53 AM »
Christopher,I would say only about 3 dummies amongst 12 buglers. "fall in A ,fall in B,fall in all the company".I would rather have been a drummer but hadn't the wrists for it.My big bruv went to Denmark with the B.B. and played bugle for the King of Denmark.Practising the bugle a home was not popular with the neighbours.