Boys Brigade Activities, 1950

Pritchett Wedding

A guard of honour for the marriage of John Leslie (Les) Pritchett to Winifred Gunn, April 1950
Les ran the Pritchetts family pork butchers shop on Beeston High Road and was an Officer at 17th Nottingham Boys' Brigade.
He ran the harmonica band, the handbell group and the choir as well as playing the piano whenever it was needed.

Brian Jackson is standing third from the left

Abergele Group

The boys from Tent 6 at the Brigade Annual Camp at Abergele, North Wales in about 1950

Brian Jackson is on the left of the front row. On the left at the rear is probably Bob Wilson

Band at Abergele

The band leads the Brigade parade at Abergele, North Wales in about 1950

Brian Jackson is the middle bugle on the front row. Gerald Gibson is playing the bass drum

Band on Chilwell Road

The band leaves Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston in about 1950

Brian Jackson is the front bugle on the left

Photographs kindly provided by Brian Jackson, a former member of Beeston (17th Nottingham) Boys Brigade, who now lives in Dorset and is a keen follower of this site.

He recalls an incident from that era, when the Brigade had attended the Annual Parade in Nottingham and a service at The Albert Hall. They had hired a Corporation bus for the return and they all raced off the bus when they got back to Beeston - forgetting the bass drum that was under the stairs! It had to be retrived from the Depot.

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