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.

Keep up to date:

Latest news

UK Parliament Week 2018

Added 16th November 2018
On Monday 12th November our Company Section and Seniors got involved in UK Parliament Week.
(Read full article)

Centenary of the end of World War I - Remembrance 100

Added 16th November 2018
Members of the 3rd Enfield have been taking part in events to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I in 1918.
(Read full article)

London Massed Bugle Band in the Lord Mayor's Show

Added 16th November 2018
On Saturday 10th November the London Massed Bugle Band took part in the Lord Mayor's Show in the City of London.
(Read full article)

3rd Enfield Boys' Brigade Enrolment Service

Added 22nd October 2018
On Sunday 14th October the annual 3rd Enfield Boys' Brigade Enrolment Service took place at Christ Church.
(Read full article)

(View all news)