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St Mary's Church Lads' Brigade

Courtesy of the late Colin Bryant's Collection
Undated - do you recognise anyone please?

Church Lads Brigade
Church Lads Brigade - outside the Rectory c1907

St Mary's Church Lads' Brigade 1910

Extract from obituary:
Mr. F. C. Bailey was one of the first members of the St. Mary's C.L.B. on its formation in 1906, and held the rank of sergeant at the time he left the town.

1914-18 camp
Church Lads Brigade – Farm Camp during 1914-18 War
“Lt. Loasby’s Pets”

includes: Jacobs, Penness, Hart, Bailey, Eagles, Bettles, Chettle, Clifton, Toby,
Jolley, Cox, Denton, Savage, Wright, Lyne & H Peverel.

Rushden Argus, 27th February 1914, transcribed by Kay Collins

Supper—The annual supper given by Capt. A T Nichols to the Rushden Church Lads' Brigade took place in St Peter's Rooms on Saturday. About 60 were present, and enjoyed the capital meal. There were present; The Rev. Percy Robson and Rev. P. J. Richards, Mr. H. H. Hobbs, Capt. Nichols, Lieut. Bailey, Staff-Sergts. Copson and Percival. An enjoyable concert followed, the items being given by Messrs. A. Clarke, A. T. Nichols, F. J. Brookes, the Rev. P. J. Richards, and Masters Toby and Hart. Hearty thanks were accorded to Capt. Nichols, on the motion of Mr. H. H. Hobbs.

1914-15 football team
Church Lads football team 1914-15 by C F Chapman

Rushden Echo, 12th January1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

Church Parade
At St. Mary's Parish Church, Rushden, on Sunday afternoon, a church parade and men'€s service was held, addressed by the local chaplain, the Rev. Stainsbury.

The local Volunteers, under Lieut. G. R. Turner; the Special Constables, under Mr. Mead; and the Church Lads' Brigade, under Lieut. Bailey, fell in at Spencer Park, and headed by the "Hallamshire"€ Bugle Band and accompanied by the C.L.B. Band, marched to the church.

The Rev. Percy Robson conducted the service.

Rushden Echo, 30th July 1920

C.L.B. Camp—The annual camp at Rhyl next week, 5,000 members of the C.L.B. being expected, will be visited by 14 members of the St Mary’s and St Peter’s Brigades, the officers in charge being Sergt.-Major F Tobey, D.C.M., M.M., Company Sergt.-Inst. H Tobey, and Company-Sergt.-Major Jolley.

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