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Ushaw Moor Church Boys Brigade

Ushaw Moor Boys Brigade

Boys Brigade

Posted on behalf of Peter Clarke

Ushaw Moor Church Boy’s Brigade with Ronnie Allinson wearing collar and tie. Apparently Mr Allinson ran the brigade for many years.

Can anyone identify any members of the brigade ?

This photograph came to me by way of a distant relative Ray Wilkinson who I am sure will be on the photographs somewhere.

Cheers Peter Clarke

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  1. michael
    December 29, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Does anyone know the date of this because we think it might be our dad Dennis Dickinson, standing next to Captain Allison. I was also in the boys brigade in Ushaw Moor and was introduced there by my dad who knew Captain Allison well.

  2. peter howarth
    December 29, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    on the far left back row i think it is Maurice Facey and the far left is his brother Henry

  3. peter howarth
    December 29, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    correction Henry is on the far right . what a silly mistake !!!!!

  4. michael
    December 29, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Henry was married to Maureen Facey and they had a dog called major and lived near me in Dale Street in the late 60’s

  5. noodles
    January 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Michael, I cannot remember your Dad being in the Church Lads Brigade but Peter Howarth is correct in identifying the two Facey brothers. I think the lad kneeeling on the front row on the right is Robin Proctor who lived down at the bottom of Station Road. Men like Ronnie Allison gave a great chunk of their lives to theses organisations and I can remember him well. The Church Lads Brigade when in marching order through Ushaw Mowere were always smart and in good order. They were a great sight marching to their bugles and drums. Organisations like the Church Lads Brigade instilled discipline and the differnce between right and wrong and these organisations are a great miss in todays society.

    Michael have you any more photos like the ones you put on the web recently?

  6. peter howarth
    January 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    having looked at the photo again i think you are right about Robin Proctor ,all the other faces are familiar but i can’t put names to them.

  7. Peter Clarke
    January 5, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Identification by Ray Wilkinson — Back row left to right Maurice Facey – Captain Ron Allison -Billy Nattrus – A. Smith – Gorden Facey Front row Ken Seed – Ray Wilkinson – Robin Procter. Does anyone remember Ray, he left Ushaw Moor many years ago and lives in Doncaster. He promises to identity the footballers.

  8. Peter Clarke
    January 5, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Forgot to mention photograph taken July 1948.

  9. Alf Rothwell
    January 24, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Ray Wilkinson is a very good friend of my cousin George Gilder (Holliday). I think they both joined HM Forces the same day. I met up with both of them a few years ago when we went to see our old school in Temperance Terrace, it was in a poor state and it was demolished shortly after our visit. I think it was Kath Grimes who showed us around,we were very glad to see it as it brought back some of the good and bad times we had there. It never stopped raining that day so we decided to go somewhere for a chat about our school days and we ended up in the “Stone Bridge” and enjoyed a nice meal. My cousin George lives in Norfolk, Ray in Doncaster and myself in Tynemouth (i used to be 10 Temperance Tce) P.s I
    I joined the Church Lads Brigate after the Esh Road Sunday School closed. It was called the Chapel on the Hill next to the colliery managers house.

    • November 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      now living in canada,.was nice to see the pictures of ushaw moor and my 3 brothers in the church lads brigade. we all attended st.lukes church ,and i remember many of the poeple, from ushaw moor. best wishes to all my friends and familly.

  10. Heather Bowes was Dickinson
    January 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I’m sure that’s my dad Dennis Dickinson. If not he’s got a double.

  11. Robert
    December 15, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I don’t know any of the members there in the photo but I’m quite certain that they are part of the CLB – the Church Lads’ Brigade, so it might help narrow your field a bit more in what & who you’re looking for.

    Hope this helps.

    • Robert
      December 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      Forgot to mention, the Church Lads’ Brigade is still going today and I never thought to say that our head quarters has a national archive of the organisations history – right down to having the original draft of the minutes meeting where the founder was considering to start it up.
      This is the web address for the brigades historical group: http://www.clcgb.org.uk/historical-group
      And this is the address of the brigade HQ: CLCGB NHQ, St. Martin’s House, 2 Barnsley Road, Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S63 6PY
      The officers there would be quite happy to assist.

  12. Nancy Stephenson
    August 10, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    I am sure the boy centre back is my brother Harry Nicholl another of my brothers Ronnie Nicholl was also in the boys brigade but sadly Ronnie died aged 9 yrs 6 months in 1948 all of the Ushaw Moor boys
    brigade attended his funeral . Nancy Stephenson nee nicholl

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