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154th Glasgow BB, Bridgeton Page1
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                           Amalgamation of 175th & 241st BB  (c1968)

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TIMELINE
*154th Glasgow
Company, the Boys Brigade was formed 21 Dec 1909 attached to St.Silas Episcopal Church Mission
                                       
*In session 1929-1930 the company's church changed to St.Silas English Episcopal Church Mission

*In session 1932-1933 the company's church changed to St.Silas Church

*In session 1935-1936 the company's church changed to St.Silas Mission Church
*In session 1939-1940 the company closed
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*In Session 1946-1947 the number was re-allocated 154th Glasgow BB attached to Langlands Cong. Church
                                   
*In session 1953-1954 the company's church changed to Elder Park Parish Church
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*In Session 1968-1969 the number was re-allocated 154th Glasgow BB attached to Bethany & Dalmarnock Cong.
                                   
*In session 1970-1971 the company's church changed to Bridgeton Congregational amalgamted with 175th Glasgow BB
*In session 1973-1974 the company closed

  # 175th BB Dalmatnock Cong Church, Fairbairn Street,  amalgamated with the 241st BB Bethany Hall Church


 

Church :  Dalmarnock Congregational Church, Fairbairn Street, Bridgeton
Meetings : Dalmarnock Congregational Church, Bethany Hall & Barrowfield primary school

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The 175th company amalgamated with the Bethany Hall BB company the 241st Glasgow to become the 154th.  (c1967/68)
We held our meetings in Dalmarnock Cong church and the Bethany Hall in Bernard Street before finally using in Barrowfield primary school.

The amalgamation had another advantage in that they also had a fantastic Girls Brigade Company!
Great for the church socials!

Robert Smart, William Sloan, Bert Tweedie then Willie McKnight went on to become captains of the company..


Bethany Hall in Bernard Street

             


154th BB camp Arbroath, Scotland.1969

top  1. Willie Watson
5. Robert Cairns
2. Raymond Cairns
6. Alan McGuffie
3. Graham Reid (Brolly)
7. Davie Brown
4. Wull McArthur
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middle
officers
1. Bert Tweedie 2.Willie   3. Capt Sloan 4.
5.cook 
front 1. 2. 3.  

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Nov.2003, Extract from guestbook,  William McKnight, Erskine, Scotland
Your website is absolutely BRILLIANT I have some happy memories from the 154th BB company with you and my brother Jim.
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Sadly my old BB friend, Willie McKnight, died in May 2008......Webmaister
 
Dec.2008, Extract from guestbook, Billy Malcolm, Kilwinning, Scotland
Good to see old photo's of Bridgeton and to see all the old faces again that were in the 175 & 154 boys brigade, sorry to hear about the death of wullie mcknight earlier this year. Good to have a website that you can read and brings back good memories.
 
Aug.2011, Email, James McGibbon, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Hello Webmaister. Just read the 154 Company BB article. It was the Bethany Hall 241 Glasgow Company that merged. I was a member, attended the Bethany Hall and Barrowfield School and Bernie. I still have my prize book for attendance (Biggles Works it Out) Session 1962/63. The Label is still on it with my name and Company number.  Brigton forever! Aw ra best.

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