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13th Brighton Boys Brigade: centenary celebrations

This  is  a  photo  of    some  of  the  lads  in  the  13th Brighton Boys  Brigade, who were  based  in  the  United  Reform  Church, Brighton.

This  picture  was  chosen to be inserted in the book which commemorated the Boys Brigade centenary  in  1983.

If you can recognise yourself, or anyone else, please leave a comment below.

13th Brighton Boys Brigade
From the private collection of Harry Atkins

Comments about this page

  • This picture seems earlier than 1983 to me as I had left by then but recognize Steve Atkins and Gary Blackman, but they look younger than I remember.

    By Jarrod Marchant (19/07/2012)
  • the picture was in the 1983 centinery book, but you were probably right, they used old photos, harry

    By harry atkins (31/12/2012)
  • Taken at Glynde camp. Not sure what year but c80, 81. I was there and have similar photos. One boy is Joey Duffy. On his shoulders is Matthew Hinton (son of Derek Hinton).


    By Martin Elliott (04/04/2018)
  •  Please add that both Joey and Matthew were in the 4th Brighton Company.

    By Martin Elliott (07/04/2018)
  • My late father Ebenezer Charles Snelling – Charlie –
    was in the 13th BB when he was a young lad, probably c 1910 —–. Does the company have any records that far back, I would love to see them?

    By John Snelling (03/05/2020)
  • When I was but a “lad”. I joined the 30th Brighton company who’s HQ was in the fairly new Carden School in Hollingbury. The captain was “Bumble” Griffin and there were 2 lieutenants – Les Harris (coal merchant) and a Mr Constable. We had a good Gymnastics team and once travelled to The Royal Albert Hall to perform. Among other members were : Brian Griffin, Rodney Potts, Brian Page, Don Burrell, Ken Smith. I have a photo taken at Glynde Camp, Sussex with Bumble leading and giving the salute. That would have been circa 1948.

    By John Snelling (04/05/2020)

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