Did you grow up in Cambuslang? Were you involved in the Boys Brigade? If so, the 229th Glasgow Company, based in Cambuslang Parish Church, would like to hear from you.

The company will be turning 100 later this year, and is looking for former boys and officers to help celebrate this auspicious occasion. Events currently being planned include an open evening, with display of photos and memorabilia from the company’s history, a dinner and of course a church parade. Full details of these events are still to be confirmed, but all are scheduled to take place over the weekend of 21-23 October 2011.

Over its 100 years the company has gone under several designations, beginning life as the 3rd Cambuslang based in Rosebank Church. A merger with the 2nd Cambuslang company (West Parish Church) came about in 1916, when most of the companies’ officers were away fighting in the First World War. After the war, the boys of the joint company were less than keen to separate from their new friends, and so it was a single company which joined Glasgow Battalion in 1922, renamed the 192nd Glasgow company in the process. Battalion re-organisation in 1926 saw the company re-numbered again, this time as the 229th Glasgow company, the designation still in use today.

The company would be delighted to hear from any former members, however old or young, by any of the means listed below:

Email: 229turns100@gmail.com
Twitter: @229turns100
229 Glasgow Company, Boys’ Brigade
Cambuslang Parish Church
1 Arnott Way
G72 7JQ

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2 Responses to Welcome

  1. keith mccormack says:

    hi i would be delighted 2come alon 2 meet old friends in october. i think i wasin the company section from 1974 or 75. i was an nco when i moved away and just never had the time to go back due to work and other things at the time. my time at the 229 was brilliant and i made alot of good friendswhen i was there my brother derek was ilso in the company he was a staff srgt i was a warrent officerat the time.i was 20 yrs old when i left the company. hope to here from u soon i keep intouch with jim forsyth he was an officer with me at the time i was there. yours siscerly keith mccormack.

  2. Richy says:

    Hi Keith,

    Great to hear from one of our former members, the campaign must be working! Keep checking back for more information on our celebration plans. If you’re on Twitter, you can follow us there to – @229turns100. If you’re on Facebook there’s already a group for the 229 – http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=46758073541 – and a new page dedicated to our centenary should make its debut today.

    I know Jim Forsyth, and am sure he’ll be joining us in October, hopefully with you and your brother!

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