Going down memory lane with the BB

Members of 1st Bellshill Boys' Brigade Company all set for a gym display at Bellshill Institute 70 years ago
Members of 1st Bellshill Boys' Brigade Company all set for a gym display at Bellshill Institute 70 years ago
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Bellshill exile Bob Longmuir has invited readers to take a trip down memory lane with this Boys’ Brigade picture taken 70 years ago.

It shows boys and officers of 1st Bellshill Company, attached to St Andrew’s Church, one of the top companies in Motherwell and Wishaw at that time.

Bob and his brother John are both in this photo. Bob, now 83, recalls being a piper in the company band who went to Cowal Games in 1947 and took first juvenile prize.

Bob was born in Bellshill and attended Belvidere Primary School, Bellshilll Academy and Coatbridge Technical College. He served his time with joiners James Struthers in Bellshill before moving to Canada in 1953 where he still lives.