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Memories of my older brothers

Unfortunately, the contributor of these photographs did not leave any more information.

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Boys Brigade 1953?
From the private collection of A. Barnes
Boys Brigade 1950?
From the private collection of A. Barnes

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  • The first photo has a poster at the rear which seems to indicate it is Whitehawk and relates to Churchill, I can’t place the second photo, taking a guess perhaps the old Whitehawk School.

    By Mr Peter Groves (12/05/2019)
  • It looks to me like the numbers on the caps are 17 so that would make it the 17th Brighton, although I cannot recall there being a 17th in the 1970s.

    By Geoffrey Robbins (12/05/2019)
  • My brother Dennis Harriott is top left, Leonard Harriott is far right centre rank, my uncle Dennis Harriott is seated fifth from the right with the dark moustache. The Harriotts lived at 3 Fletching Road. Top photo. Bottom photo has my brother Dennis Harriott standing front of the flag with my uncle Dennis Harriott seated fifth from the right. My uncle Dennis (Charles) Harriott was taken prisoner at Dunkirk.

    By Michael Harriott (14/05/2019)
  • I agree it looks like the 17th Brighton Company of the Boys’ Brigade. The 17th certainly existed in the early 1950s. I was a member of another B.B. Company, the 10th Brighton (Hove) at that time and I remember playing cricket against them at East Brighton Park. Ron Bliss, who was a fine sportsman, played football for Whitehawk F.C. He was an Officer and then Captain of the 17th at about this time or maybe, a few years later. I think, although my memory is struggling at this point, he is in both pictures. In the top picture, in the front row group of four officers I think he is the second from the right. In the second picture, within the similar front row group of four, he is second from the left.

    By David Robertson (14/05/2019)
  • Could the poster in the background of the first photo actually say ” Whitehawk Congregational Church Hall”?

    By roger (15/05/2019)
  • Does any reader (probably now in their 80s) remember, or have any photos of the 30th Brighton Company which used to meet in Carden School hall in the 50s. The captain then was “Bumble” Griffin and also Lt Les Harris (coal merchant) and a Mr Constable. Jog your ageing memories!

    By John Snelling (09/10/2021)
  • My brothers Leonard and Dennis and my uncle Dennis are in this photo taken in front of the Congregational Church on the Broadway. The other photo was taken at the senior boys Whitehawk School. Fond memories. Brother Leonard played the bugle and Dennis the cymbals.

    By Kathleen Dubsky. Née Harriott (05/12/2021)
  • I have a BB membership card for 1953 that belonged to my brother Dennis Harriott. In it is a list of members names for 1953 and events attended that year. All those named are in both photos that I sent of the 17th.

    By Michael John Harriott (22/11/2022)
  • Definitely Ron Bliss in photo,and it is 17th at Whitehawk school.
    Bizarrely I was in 17th in 1963, and had no idea that Ron played football
    I ended up playing with him at Whitehawk when I was 16 and he was approximately 42.

    By Tom Sallis (02/02/2023)

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