History - Year by year

Company history for the year 1973

Saturday 10th March
The 1st and 3rd Enfield's Bugle Bands qualify for the final of the Devonshire Cup. This is the first all-Enfield final, and is also the 50th Devonshire Cup final. The test piece for the competition is a march called "Devonshire".

Friday 30th March
The Company wins the London District Challenge Bugle competition for the first time.

Friday 11th May to Saturday 12th May
The Royal Albert Hall Display takes place.

Above is a publicity shot which appeared in the Enfield Gazette, running up to the 50th Devonshire Cup, in which the 1st Enfield and 3rd Enfield Companies are the two finalists. From left to right the picture shows Peter Williams (1st Enfield bandmaster), Martin Legg (1st Enfield bugler), John Boulter (1st Enfield bass drummer), Christopher Langhorn (3rd Enfield bass drummer), Tim Hart (3rd Enfield bugler) and Ted Fairhurst (3rd Enfield bandmaster). In the end the 3rd Enfield loses the final to the 1st by 168 points to 162.

The 1st Enfield does the so-called double by winning both the Devonshire Cup and Daily Telegraph Shield.

Above is the 3rd Enfield Guard of Honour at the Royal Albert Hall Display, inspected by Hon Angus Ogilvy.

The 3rd Enfield Guard of Honour. Captain Bernard Barwick is shown in between the Guard of Honour and the Colour Party. On the right side is David Pickford, President of London District.

Saturday 8th September
The 90th Anniversary of the Brigade - Star Show, Crystal Palace: The 3rd Enfield takes part in the massed Bugle Band display.

Sunday 9th September
The Brigade Council Church Parade goes from Horseguards Parade to Central Hall, Westminster. The 3rd Enfield takes part in the Display.

This shows the 1st and 3rd combined bands at the London District Parade at Horseguards Parade. If you look closely you will see a very young looking Michael Over on side drums (right hand side).

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Summer Camp 2018 in Norfolk

Added 7th September 2018
From Saturday 18th to Friday 24th August a group of young people and leaders from the 3rd and 10th Enfield travelled to Beeston Regis in Norfolk for our Summer Camp.
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London District Band & Drill competitions

Added 18th July 2018
On Saturday 14th July the London District Band & Drill competitions took place at 14th West Kent HQ in Bexleyheath.
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Summer Programme

Added 18th July 2018
Over the last few weeks of term our Summer Programme took place on Monday evenings, where we were able to take advantage of the longer evenings and better weather to go out and about and do some different activities.
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Junior Section Weekend Camp

Added 18th July 2018
From Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July members of Enfield and Inner North London Battalions came together for a Junior Section Weekend Camp at Felden Lodge.
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