Hamilton has asked me to provide information on the Boys' Brigade, 6th
Company that used to meet at St Margaret's Church, Dumbiedykes.
Please see below.
"The Company, was at a few locations and finally settled at St Margaret's
Parish Church, Dumbiedykes in 1921. It remained there until it went into abeyance in 1958.
It restarted in 1962 and it carried on until the closure of St Margaret's
"It was never a big company, but it had plenty life about it. The
company took part in in various local BB competitions and it excelled at
football, winning a few trophies.
"The Company ran classes in:
- First Aid
- Arts & Crafts
- Physical Training
it also held fund-raising
events and it helped out on occasions with church functions.
The Company held annual camps under canvas.
and there was also a Lifebuoy Team that later became the Junior Section
but that wasn't too
serious - more fun than anything else."
"The Boys' Brigade
Meetings were held in the Church Hall, and on occasions in Milton House School
in the Canongate (now the Royal MIle School).
"In August 1969 it merged with
2nd Edinburgh BB Company'
'The 6th (Kirk o' Field Parish
The Company carried on, I believe, until 1985 when it
Is Anybody Out There?
"We are looking for
former officers and boys. Lifebuoys and members of the Junior Section.
David Patrick, Edinburgh: January