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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Yesterday at 09:10:52 PM »
It was a Friday Night Drill Parade and I was working towards completing the DofE (Duke of Edinburgh) Gold Award when a young officer approached me and asked "Col Sar'n't Monkey, got a job for you, I can't make parade next Friday can you take the DofE training class?" I agreed and the day after the class the officer asked: "How did it go?" "Ok, I think." I replied.
The conversation continued and it was obvious something had gone badly wrong, apparently I had worked to the wrong topic - I was supposed to deliver a lecture on expedition meal planning - no more complicated than throwing a few baked beans into a saucepan but instead I took the wrong class handout from the filing cabinet and I delivered a talk on advanced compass bearings, the officer asked with a smile: "The class consisted of rookies doing their bronze level, most of 'em can't hold a map the right way up, didn't their blank looks give you a clue!?" "No, I thought they were concentrating!" I replied. :-[
Ah Well! that's life!.
Peg.
P.S. Apparently I should have worked to the light brown paper hand-out, not the white - I don't remember him saying that.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Allcock St
« Last post by astoness on Yesterday at 08:45:14 PM »
hi deritend i will have a look for more photos...


lyn
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Allcock St
« Last post by roy one on Yesterday at 05:55:49 PM »

one more of allcock street but with a tad of colour this is how it may have looked back in its day



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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Yesterday at 05:09:34 PM »
Serious camping started for me in 1963 when I began to prepare for the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award - my first job was to make a weather-proof pennant for our tent, so I could fly the flag - why did I need a flag? - Many organisations sponsor youngsters to gain the award not just the BB and it was to make our tent stand out if we found ourselves camping with other movements. This pennant is now 55 years old and whilst it has a few watermarks and is now retired it still looks pretty good considerig the atrocious weather it has seen in service - more about that later.
Peg.

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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Allcock St
« Last post by Deritend on Yesterday at 04:54:14 PM »
Thanks Phil, and Astoness.
The first photo is just how I remember it, with the house in between the school and the Pub.
We lived on the other side of the Street towards Liverpool St end at number 43, with Ransfords shop on the corner.
Probably too much to hope for a photo of "our end, but you never know.
Thanks again.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Yesterday at 04:19:12 PM »
hi peg have you found your attendance records yet.. ??? if not and for anyone else interested the links are below...ive got our kids  O0


lyn


The attendance records and over 2,000 other photos and records are on the 1st A Flickr page. Follow the link at the bottom of the web site home page [/font][/size]www.1abb.uk[/font][/size] or directly here: [/font][/size]http://www.flickr.com/1staboysbrigade/sets[/font][/size]


I've just checked the site, Lyn, very impressive - Pictures of Lord Justice Finnemore reminded me he was an avid supporter of the BB in general and the 1stA in particular - if I've got it right he purchased a sports ground in Perry Barr opposite The Boar's Head for the 1stA - very generous.
Peg.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by astoness on Yesterday at 03:25:43 PM »
yes its a fantastic site...you may even see photos of yourself on your camping trips with the BB
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Yesterday at 03:09:58 PM »
yes peg ive seen those i just thought you maybe interested in seeing your actual hand written attendance records...they also give your address as well...my brother was chuffed when i found his O0


lyn
Crikey Lyn - that is memorabilia in depth!
Peg.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by astoness on Yesterday at 02:26:09 PM »
yes peg ive seen those i just thought you maybe interested in seeing your actual hand written attendance records...they also give your address as well...my brother was chuffed when i found his O0


lyn
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Yesterday at 02:20:02 PM »
hi peg have you found your attendance records yet.. ??? if not and for anyone else interested the links are below...ive got our kids  O0


lyn


The attendance records and over 2,000 other photos and records are on the 1st A Flickr page. Follow the link at the bottom of the web site home page [/font][/size]www.1abb.uk[/font][/size] or directly here: [/font][/size]http://www.flickr.com/1staboysbrigade/sets[/font][/size]
Hi Lyn, my membership cards are on Post #8.
Here's your challenge should you decide to accept: BB Companies are usually identified by just a number (I was in the 3rd Sutton Coldfield) why 1stA?
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