Hullo's it gon!

take me Home
Schools Transport Tribute tae oor ForcesForces Songs GP SHOP MessageBoard
Streets Cinemas Boys BrigadeBB Poems Photos Guestbook
Churches Pals Stories Tales Adverts  Celtic  Rangers


       199th Boys' Brigade Glasgow, Cambuslang



Status :  disbanded
Church :  Morriston Church of Scotland, Cambuslang

Top 1 2 3   Sgt. Jim Ferguson 4
4th 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
3rd 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
2nd 1 Officer
Bill Nisbett
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Officer
1st 1 S/Sgt
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 S/Sgt




June 2008, extract from messageboard, GlescaPal Ozbill, Aged 72yrs, Australia
This was the 199th Glasgow Boys Brigade attached to the Morriston Church, Cambuslang which was replaced by the new St Andrews church in the town development of the early 1960's.   This photo was taken late 1950s
My cousin Bill Nisbet (known to the Webmaister) is the officer on the extreme left. I was wondering if the lass in the front row who was the lifeboy leader might be the Captain Jean Black of the present 229th BB(Its not)
I was in the 199th for a couple of years but was unable to regularly attend the church parade on Sunday mornings because of my commitments with the Salvation Army. My cousin Bill tried to intercede with Captain Nugent to give me an exemption as I was attending church, albeit another denomination, but it was no can do.

Many Thanks OzBill its a fabulous photo, I must say the Captain was being a bit strict not allowing you to attend.
I do indeed know your cousin Bill & his wife May who both are elders of St.Andrew's Church in Cambuslang.
Regards, Webmaister  Jun.2008


Cousins reunite after 52 years - 30 Aug.2009

Ozbill ( Bill Nisbet ) and his cousin Bill Nisbet who he hasn't seen since 1957
right hand Bill Nisbet is in BB photo above, 2nd row no.1


30 Aug.2009 I had the pleasure of meeting Ozbill and his family at his cousin's Bill house in East Kilbride where I took this photo. Ozbill is back hame wi' his wife, son, daughter and son-in-law.
Bill, a family friend, invited us up to his house for the family gathering, PiggeryBrae
(minus Fergi who was ill) provided the music! It was lovely to meet all the family.

Webmaister Aug.09: What a treasure also finding that my pal Jim Ferguson is in the old BB photo
(top row no.3)   Fergi of course is a member of PiggeryBrae.


 Smashing photo I took in Feb.2005
 at St.Andrew's Church, Cambuslang
 Burns Supper.
 Fergi toasting the haggis and Bill 
 Nisbet the haggis bearer 

Almost 50 yr gap between these photos)




BB index




  welcome to  GlescaPals / GlesgaPals  remember to sign the Guestbook 
creator, owner & webmaister  Aug.2002 
copyright, no image or writings can be reproduced or copied without the owners consent