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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North London Zone Badminton competition

Added on 11th February 2019

On Saturday 9th February the North London Zone Badminton competition took place at the Old Drill Hall in Enfield Town.
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3rd Enfield Quiz Night 2019 - a message of thanks

Added on 11th February 2019

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported our Quiz Night on Saturday 26th January 2019.
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North London Zone Swimming Gala

Added on 11th February 2019

On Saturday 19th January the North London Zone Swimming Gala was held at Southgate Leisure Centre.
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3rd Enfield Quiz Night 2019

Added on 21st December 2018

On Saturday 26th January 2019 the 3rd Enfield Boys' Brigade will be holding a fundraising Quiz Night.
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