Glasgow BB, Bridgeton
history of the BB in Glasgow
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The 175th Glasgow Company,
the Boys Brigade was formed 29 April 1919 attached
to Calton Mission Church
1927-1928 the company's church changed to
# In session 1967-1968
the company amalgamated with the 241st
Glasgow and became the 154th
In session 1974-1975 the
| # 175th BB
Dalmarnock Cong Church, Fairbairn Street,
amalgamated with the 241st BB Bethany Hall Church
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............................I'm looking for old
photos from this BB & Church.
My first BB Camp
Dalmarnock Rd. jcn of Fairbairn St.
I have many fond memories of
dances with the Girls Brigade,
football in the hall.......
( now a evangelical church ) (Photo taken Feb 2002
I attended Sunday school here and was
a member of the Boys Brigade (175th).
Mr John H
Smart was the Captain, then his son Robert
Smart became Captain.....great
guys. They and others gave up their time
to look after us every week, football on a
Saturday, church on a Sunday.
These BB officers men and woman were the salt
of the earth. Mr.Cassidy, Mr Milligan, Miss Polly,
Miss Smart are officer names I
I learned to 'go a bike' at Millport, a day
trip there with the Lifeboys!
The 175 company amalgamated with the Bethany
Hall BB to become the 154th.
I continued with the BB, became an officer in
the 219th Company
in the area using John Street Primary
school then Dalmarnock School
as our Friday night meeting place
until I was in my thirties, thereafter
our company like many others disbanded,
as the area was being demolished.
Autumn 2022 Article
See PDF file (1.4Mb)
It is interesting where the walk of life
takes you and the people
meet during that walk.
One of the problems of coming from an area that
has been demolished, beyond recognition, is that
you lose all your friends, lose touch with old
neighbours - a big chunk is taken from your you.
My street was demolished in the early seventies
and we moved to Auchenshuggle. Since then I have
seen very few old neighbours or pals. On the 30th
July 2006 I was visiting the Peoples Palace when
to my joy I spotted my old BB captain and his
& Robert Smart.
They now live in the Garrowhill district of
Glasgow and we had a good blether and exchanged
contact details it was great to see them after
| As RWM of Lodge Burnside 1361 I
attended masonic Lodge The Bridgeton Glasgow
Shamrock & Thistle No.275 on Friday 13 Sept 2013
to see PM Jim
Cassidy (Treasurer) receive his 50 year
Jim was my BB officer 50 + years ago when I was a
wee boy in the 175th BB in Bridgeton
I was delighted to be asked to reply on behalf of
the visitors and gave them all a big surprise when
I produced and put on my original BB hat!!
|Lodge The Bridgeton Glasgow Shamrock &
gratefully received towards the running
A lifetime honour
and timeless photographs on the web