Boys' Brigade

48th Edinburgh Company

Around 1954

Boys' Brigade, 48th Company  -  Photo taken around 1954

  AG Ingram, Edinburgh.    Please email me if you know how to contact AG Ingram copyright holder
so that I can discuss with them.
   Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Elgin

 

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    Boys' Brigade, 48th Company  -  Photo taken around 1954

 

Recollections

1.

David Elgin

Thank you to David Elgin for sending me the photograph above.

David added:

"The 48th Edinburgh Company Boys' Brigade had its Drill Hall at the foot of Fleshmarket Close in the High Street.."

David Elgin:  September 20, 2010

 

Recollections

2.

David Laird

Edinburgh

Thank you to David Laird who wrote:

48th Company

"I was a member of the 48th Boys' Brigade Company from 1965 until 1967.  I lived in Broomhouse at the time.  Several of us travelled faithfully each week from Broomhouse to be part of 'The 48th'."

Captain Craig

"This photo, showing the Company members in 1954 caught my eye as I noticed Captain Craig, in the centre of the photo, who was still Captain of the 48th when I was a member, and indeed was still there when I left.  I believe he was the oldest serving member of the Boys' Brigade at the time that I moved on."

Boys' Brigade, 48th Company  -  Photo taken around 1954

The Drill Hall

"The Drill Hall, during my time, was in the Old Fishmarket Close, a short way down on the left as you entered the close."

Sunday School

"The Sunday School building, which is still there was at the bottom of the close on the left hand side. If you did not attend Sunday School Service then you made yourself unavailable for selection to the football team the following week. Needles to say we all attended faithfully as we had a very good team at the time."

Summer Camp

"I have lasting memories are of Summer Camp at Millport, and the dodgy ferry crossing from Largs to Millport."

David Laird, Edinburgh:  September 29, 2010

 

Recollections

3.

Charles Paterson

Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Charles Paterson for also sending me a copy of this photo:

Boys' Brigade, 48th Company  -  Photo taken around 1954

Charles wrote:

48th Company

"This photo was taken in 1954.  I am in the front row on the right-hand-side.  I can name others in the photo, including David Elgin who is in the middle row, 3rd from the right."

Charles (Charlie) Paterson, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland:
Message posted in EdinPhoto Guestbook, May 17, 2013 + email May 19, 2012.

Charles:

More Names

Thanks for sending the photo and for your comments.  If you let me know who the others are that you mention above, and where they are in the photo, I'll add the details to this page on the web site.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 19, 2013

 

Recollections

4.

Charles (Charlie) Paterson

Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Charles Paterson for sending a quick response to my request above for the names of the some of the Officers and boys in this photo.

In fact, Charles replied on May 20, 2013, providing another 24 names.  I've now included them in the table below.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 20, 2013

 

Boys' Brigade

48th Edinburgh Company

    Boys' Brigade, 48th Company  -  Photo taken around 1954

 

Back Row

2nd Row
(next to back)

Middle Row 4th Row
(next to front)

Front Row

1.

  ? Fisken
Alex Fis
ken
  ?   ?   ? John Waugh

2.

Bruce ?
Dougie Brews
now sadly deceased

Jimmy Hutchison

Officer

Ian McDonald Ronnie Saunders   ?

3.

Robert Atherton ?   ?   ?   ?

4.

Billy McCarthy Ronnie Locheil ? McCauley   ?   ?

5.

Andrew Mitchell George Hastings   ?

Jackie McDonald

Officer

  ?

6.

  ?   ? Ian Rothnie Capt. HG Craig   ?

7.

  Stuart Logan Jimmy Taylor   ? Derek Haushner

8

 

Dickie Weir

Officer

Malcolm Dodds Graham Mitchell ? Fisken

9

    David Elgin David Ward Charles Paterson

10

    ? ?  

11

    ?    

Acknowledgements

Charles (Charlie) Paterson, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland:  May 19, 2013

AND  Malcolm Dods, Chesser, Edinburgh, August 2, 2015

 

Recollections

5.

Malcolm Dods

Chesser, Edinburgh

Thank you to Malcolm Dods who wrote:

48th Edinburgh Company

"I was a member of the 48th Edinburgh Company and can confirm that the photo above  is of that company.

Captain Craig was indeed the Captain.  The other officers were Mr Mcdonald, Mr Weir and Mr Hutchinson.

Apart from our drill hall and Bible Class being held in The Peoples Palace in Fleshmarket Close, we also used Willie House in the Cowgate for Cookery and Gym to gain some of badges."

Malcolm Dodds, Chesser, Edinburgh:  August 2, 2015

 

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