|| 255th Glasgow
Boys' Brigade, Bridgeton
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*The 255th Glasgow Company,
the Boys Brigade was formed 1934-1935
and was attached to St.Francis
in the East Parish Church
1955-1956 the company closed.
March 2018 Tam McCann, Glasgow
Received an email from my pal, with an extract
from the Glasgow
Eastern Standard newspaper from 1951
is hoped that what is believed to be the only
Boys' Brigade flute band in Scotland will make
its first public appearance in Bridgeton
during the next few weeks.
will belong to the 255th Company, attached to
St.Francis-in-the-East Church, Bridgeton.
company's commanding officer, Capt. Bill
Whitington is the driving force behind the new
bought 16 flutes and is teaching his boys how
to play them. The band will also have two side
drums and a big drum.
Whittington who lives in Queen Mary Street,
Bridgeton, is hoping that his new band will be
ready to attend their first church parade
Company which have weekly outings to the coast
and country, are going to Scarborough for
their annual camp this summer.
Capt. Whittington has a list of annual camps
arranged for between now and 1960."
I was interested to read the BB company
number was the 255th for when I knew this BB
company in the 1960s they were the 228th.
(With church closures and
amalgamations the 228th BB moved to St Francis
in the East Church in 1965) )
gratefully received towards the running
A lifetime honour
and timeless photographs on the web