Back to the 80s and 90s for Hartlepool Boys Brigade memories

Some of the many former members of the 8th Hartlepool Boys' Brigade view memorabilla at the 25th anniversary reunion at Westbourne Methodist Church hall.  Left to right, Colin McAndrew, Malcolm McAndrew, Steve Anderson, Brian Donnelly, and Steve Dovenor.
Some of the many former members of the 8th Hartlepool Boys' Brigade view memorabilla at the 25th anniversary reunion at Westbourne Methodist Church hall. Left to right, Colin McAndrew, Malcolm McAndrew, Steve Anderson, Brian Donnelly, and Steve Dovenor.
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Lots of people keenly recall their time in the Boys Brigade.

We’re hoping these photographs stir fond memories.

The Boys Brigade Gold Achievement Award has been presented to David Nelson (left) and Richard Ward of the 8th Hartlepool Company.  The Gold is the highest junior Junior section award.

The Boys Brigade Gold Achievement Award has been presented to David Nelson (left) and Richard Ward of the 8th Hartlepool Company. The Gold is the highest junior Junior section award.

First is from 1987 when the 8th (Wesbourne Methodists) junior section, gained gold achievement awards but who are the people in the picture.

In January 1989, the 2nd Company (Holy Trinity) triumphed in the Hartlepool Battalion Boys Brigade Company section quiz. Can anyone remember the occasion.

Three years later, David Nelson and Richard Ward were presented with the Boys Brigade Gold Achievement Award. Tell us more about their success.

Also in 1992, former members of the 8th Hartlepool Boys’ Brigade had a 25th anniversary reunion at Westbourne Methodist Church hall. Who is pictured.

Winners of the Hartlepool Battalion in the Boys Brigade Company section quiz were from the 2nd Company (Holy Trinity).  The lads, who led from the start of the competition, are pictured with their winners's shield.

Winners of the Hartlepool Battalion in the Boys Brigade Company section quiz were from the 2nd Company (Holy Trinity). The lads, who led from the start of the competition, are pictured with their winners's shield.

Contact chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk.

Eight members of the 8th (Wesbourne Methodists) junior section, have gained gold achievement awards,  Iain Macrae, Stephen Lambert, Paul Martindale, Andrew McLoughlin, Stuart Henderson, Karl Gibson, Neil D'Arcy and Bryan Crossman with officers Phil Thompson and Capt J D Balderson.

Eight members of the 8th (Wesbourne Methodists) junior section, have gained gold achievement awards, Iain Macrae, Stephen Lambert, Paul Martindale, Andrew McLoughlin, Stuart Henderson, Karl Gibson, Neil D'Arcy and Bryan Crossman with officers Phil Thompson and Capt J D Balderson.