History - Year by year

Company history for the year 1898

During 1898

An article in the Boys' Brigade Gazette about the Company Band by Norris Storer Toms, founder of the 3rd Enfield.


During 1898

Back row left to right: Lt Norris Toms, Charles Chopping, H Smith, Fox, unknown boy, H Marshall, W Chopping, F Stinton.
Middle row sitting, left to right: J Randall, unknown boy, Captain Tom Plowman, unknown boy, G Kirby Standing right hand side: J Birse, J Jordan.
Front row sitting, left to right: unknown boy, C Trappschuh, G Randall, F Randall, Titmus.
This picture contains Lt Norris Toms, founder of the 3rd Enfield; Captain Tom Plowman, famous Captain of the 3rd; and Charles Chopping, the man associated with the 3rd for 72 years of his life until his death in March 1966!


February
A concert is held in aid of the Summer Camp fund of the United Enfield Companies.


April
A Battalion Church Parade takes place at Christ Church. Pte Trappschuh was presented with a silver watch as first prize in the Christmas competition. Captain T R Plowman reads a letter from Mr William A Smith. The winning letter was entitled "How does prayer help a boy to seek first the Kingdom of God?".


May
Annual Whit Monday Inspection and Sports at Brigade Field: The Companies are inspected by Captain J A Hunt. Captain Plowman reads the report, the activities of the Companies include Company and sword drill, ambulance classes, football, cricket, Drum and Fife Bands and Bugle Bands. The inter-Company Drill competition is won by the 1st Enfield. The Sports competition results are as follows: 1st - 1st Enfield (66), 2nd - 3rd Enfield (46), 3rd - 2nd Enfield (32).


Saturday 16th July to Monday 25th July
Summer camp is held at Hayling Island.


Norris Storer Toms and Captain Hardman.

Norris Storer Toms, founder of the 3rd Enfield, is on the left hand side with the cap, as Camp Cook.

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