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       61st Boys' Brigade Calton, Glasgow

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Leven 1955,  the 61st Boys Brigade joint summer camp with the 155th BB
1 2 3 4 5 6 Ian (pitch)
   Ross
7 Bert (speedster)
   Walker
8
1 Jack
  Dougall
2 Rab
MacLelland
3 Jim
 Spraggan
4 Wullie
 Spraggan
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
1 2 3 Lt.Gavin
        Innes
4 5 Capt Eddie
            Hall
6 7 Lt Ronnie
       
8 9
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Ian Hamilton 9

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July 2008, Email & photo from ( GlescaPal weeger) Jack Dougall, Beith, Ayrshire
61st. Calton B.B. Summer Camp 1955,
3rd row -1, Jack Dougall, 2, Rab McLelland, 4, Wullie Spraggan;  back row - 6, Ian (Pitch) Ross,  7 Bert (Spedster) Walker.
front row - 8, Ian Hamilton; 2nd row - 3, Lt.Gavin Innes, 5 Capt. Eddie Hall, 7,Lt. Ronnie ?;
Actually there were one or two officers and boys present from a B.B. company based in Landressy Street, but  I can't remember company number, or names, but almost all of the guys went to John Street Sen. Secy.  Regards
 

 Jack the Landressy Street BB were the 155th, Regards, Webmaister

The 61st. BB operated from a large hall in Green St.Calton. I think the hall was an annexe of Macmillan Parish church, which we were attached to. The church was located in London Rd.,opposite side from the Barras, roughly halfway between Green St. and Kent St.
I know all ex B.B. guys think their fitba' team was the greatest, but at that time we really were the best in the east -end. We had a few really excellent players, and although I definitely wiznae in that category, I remember scoring at Celtic Park in the final of Glasgow Battalion five a side tourney, which we won in '55. It was really very good of Celtic letting us use the pitch, and we showed our appreciation by indulging in only very mild graffiti in the dressing room.
At that time we had a bugle band, and we played at church parades, I remember my bugle was stamped U.S. Army Michigan, 1840 something. We had a parade at Leven that year and I'll never forget the struggle I had to stay awake during the sermon, which seemed to last for hours. Those were really happy days, and I have terrific memories.
Best of all was leaving the house at about 9-30 Saturday mornings, meeting my mates and setting off, usually 'doon the green', for another league match.  Regards,  Jack Dougall.  ( GlescaPal Weeger )
 
May 2013, Jack Dougall (GlescaPal Weeger)
Webmaister, I can add that Jim Spraggan is on his wee brother Wullie's left in the B.B. photo.
 

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