| 209th Glasgow BB
Rockcliffe Church, Rockcliffe Street, Glasgow
A social history of the BB in Glasgow
photos and memories preserved on
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209th Glasgow Company, the Boys Brigade was
formed 24 March 1924 attached to
Rockcliffe UF Church
In session 1929-1930
the company's church changed to Rockcliffe Church
session 1972-1973 the company closed
| Rockcliffe Church,
Rockcliffe Street, Bridgeton Glasgow
|| 209th Boys'
Recruit's Application Form
Dated 14 Sept 1951
James Blackburn aged 12,
11 Webster St., Dalmarnock
209th BB Glasgow at
their annual camp. If you have any info about
these photos please contact the Webmaister.
Extract from messageboard, 'GlescaPal
I previously get this one to you? My wife,
Jessie, being a Blackburn, is almost certain
that she is related to this gentleman, who
like her grandfather was born in the same
vicinity of Dalmarnock.
2010 Extract from messageboard, 'GlescaPal,
Jador' , 67yrs old, Burlington, Ontario,
The 209th BB was out
of Rockcliffe Church, in Bridgeton, but, we
met in Strathclyde School.
In my time the Captain was Alec. Johnson and
the officers were Jimmy McConchie, Donald
Ellis, Hughie MacIntosh, Rab McConnell, Jim
Cree and Tommy Martin at various times.
We had the only bugle band in Glasgow that the
first row in the band played Irish or Trumpet
bugles. One time we had a battalion gathering
at Hampden Park. Played all the way there, all
the way back and when H.Q. saw our
trumpet/bugles they put us at the front of the
massed band. Jaws were aching for days.
Camps we went to were Bridlington ,
Ilfracombe, Port Rush, St. Ives. Always stayed
in church halls, no tents for us.
The 209th always had good football teams and
even had an ex - 209 Old Boys play in one of
the Glasgow amateur leagues.
The length of names I can remember is too long
for here,but will mention a few. Tom Hillcoat,
Billy Fox, Jim McAvoy, Ronnie McDade, the
McNishes (John & Jim) Hugh Dougan, Andy
Dorman, Sammy McTaggart.
Lots of great memories. Ministers at the kirk
were the Rev. McLennan (with his fag ash
always on the point of falling off) and the
rev. Blair (aka Yogi)
extract from email Tommy Martin,
'GlescaPal 'Jador's message re 209BB Staff
(2010), could you please contact him and let him
know that Joe Bovill, Rab McConnell, Jim Cree
and yours truly are still on the go and would
like to get in touch.
email, GlescaPal Jim Turnbull, Age 63, East
was my Lifeboy company.
email, John Marshall, Age 70, Glasgow,
Hello, I enjoyed seeing all the old photos
of the camps I went to and also I was a member
of the Band in the 1950's - 1960's would love to hear from any of you
to catch up, John
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|April 2019 Ann Butters - Brigton Pals
This is the 209th BB held in Rockcliffe Church,
anyone recognise themselves or see anyone you
know? My father, Alex Johnston was the captain
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