"Where are they now?" is an in-house method of contacting past Brigade members. It consists of past members, who wish to contact others, submitting their details to the website. They will then be posted online in a friendly list, allowing other past members to view them and then contact you. We can put as much, or as little, information about yourself on the list. Also, if you'd prefer, we can withhold all information and we will simply let you know if somebody wishes to contact you.
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How do I submit my details?
If you wish to be a part of "Where are they now?" then please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Where are they now? - Submission." Within the e-mail, please include:
- Your full name
- Your e-mail address
- The company that you attended
- Your current location
- A short sentence about yourself
The more information that you provide, the easier it will be for others to contact you.
Please ensure that if any details change, that you let us know as soon as possible, so that people can still contact you.
So, "Where are they now?"
Barbara Waller nee Langley
I was a member of the CGB going back to 1940/50’s. Our group was in Kilburn Park, London and the church hall in which we gathered is no longer there apparently as the church itself has gone. I have been living in Australia now for 50 years and I would love to hear from any old members from that group at that time.
Formerly of Wealdstone (Harrow) CLB
Gill (Gillian) Barclay (Ne Godden)
Formerly of St. Luke's, Shepherds Bush and All Saints, South Acton
Marc Evangeli (AKA Marc Manders)
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Formerly of Wealdstone (Harrow) Company
I was in the Company of the Church Lads' Brigade from 1974 to 1982. I have loads of photos, medals, certificates from that period of my life, also the camping at the Isle of Wight during the summer seasons at White Cliff Bay. Also I would love to know whatever happened to Colonel Lovelace? and Ian Turner a leader at Wealdstone Church Lads' Brigade.
Formerly of St Paul's Parish, Litherland CLB
I started in the YBC when I was 7 years old (1965) and then onto the JTC, finally into the CLB. I left the Brigade in 1972 when I was 14 years old. I had some fantastic times in the CLB especially camping to many venues including North Wales and Botley in Southamptonshire. Would love to hear from any old friends. With very kind regards. Steve Haskayne.
Trudi Hoare (Ne Higgs)
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Formerly of Tintern Company
I was at Spring School in 1978 and I was on Iona in 1979 and 1980. I did the Junior Leaders Course during 1981/82 and attended KGVI in 1982.
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I was last in the Leeds Battalion under Major Alec Horsbrough as a Sgt Major.
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Formerly of Crook Company
I would like to get in touch with anyone who knew her or any other members of Crook Brigade, especially those at Camp (Matlock 1987).
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Formerly of Christ Church, 1221 Company, Greenwich, London
When I was 6 years old I joined the Christ Church 1221 Company in Greenwich, London. I left when I was 16. Our band came 2nd in the national band competition and we were the youngest band there. I know that Christ Church Greenwich was one of the oldest companies in England I was sad to hear that it folded a few years ago. Please could you let the kids know they belong to something very special and will look back with a tear in their eye. Major Charles Eddy the top man in the Battalion died in 1987 and my captain Vic Barton not long after. I loved every min of it and wish it was still around to take my kids too. The best thing you guys taught me was how to treat people and give people respect. I would be happy if someone would get to me and tell me how the Brigade's doing as a whole. God Bless you all. Barry.
An old member of the CLB, 73 years old so going a long way back. I was in Grimsby and went to camp a few times. I would love to chat to old pals.
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Formerly of St. Francis's, Petts Wood
I would love to hear from old members from Petts Wood St. Francis church CLB & CGB. My father started and ran the branch (Michael Minter). I am his youngest son Paul Minter , 34, and I'm now married with 4 children of my own, living in Battle, East Sussex. Our children are Thomas 9, David 8, Paul 6 & baby Malachi 7 months. Love to you all, Paul.
Cherie Prince (Ne Dean)
Formerly of St Catherine's, Bearwood
Does anyone remember the camps on the Isle of Wight and are there any members of St Catherine's Bearwood out there? Do you remember Major and Mrs Fowler? I'd love to hear from you. Cherie.
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Jayne Scott-Andrews (Ne Hill)
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I would like to contact any ex members of St. Laurence's Adwick Band please drop me a line on this email for a chat regarding old times.
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I would like to contact members who have been at Spring School, Avon Tyrell, the band competition when it was at Bingley Hall Stafford, Junior Leaders and National Band members.
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Formerly of St Phillip's, CLB Litherland, Bootle, Merseyside
Current Location: East Anglia
I would like to hear from any old lads who were members of the movement across Merseyside.
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I was originally in the Paddington Church Girls Brigade when our Captain was Una, and I remember that massive jubilee parade in central London in 1977 - wow, and then the Queen inspection in Great Windsor park. Of course the highlights were the summer camps in Isle of White - brilliant and I have some old photos of those days. After Paddington closed, I went to Fulham, St Andrews for a while and finally left around 1982. I have such happy memories of those days, and still have some contact with Grace Forbes and Susan Nelson(from Chiswick). I faguerly remember Marc Evangeli and I think I have a picture of him in Blackgang Chime, before part of it collapsed.
Would so love to hear from anyone that remembers me, and no I am not a boy, because so many times I was named to share tents with the boys - scary!!!!
I am married with two boys and try to encourage them to join, but they are just not interested, and I must say how sad it is that so many of the London companies have now closed down - but really good memories and would love to join the where are they now slot!!
John W Jackson, Born 9th July 1932
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I was in the C.L.B. in Wealdstone, Holy Trinity Church, from 1940 (aged 8 years) to 1960, (aged 28 years).
I now live in Northolt, Middx, UB5 6DD as you can see, I haven't moved too far away from my roots!
I joined the band as a drummer (aged 11 years). After being in the C.L.B. for three years, the Bandmaster was leaving, and my father, George Jackson, who was an ex-army bandsman, took over and became the battalion Drum Major. Later on, during my National Service, I became a drummer in the army band (Middlesex Regiment).Â After leaving the army, I became a professional musician, playing in several bands, so you can see how my early experiences in the C.L.B. affected my later career in fact, I had to finally leave the C.L.B. because of pressure of work as a musician. I now continue to play in a charity jazz band, and also teach drumming.
I would love to be in contact with anybody from my days in the C.L.B.