History - Year by year
Company history for the year 2010
Saturday 20th February
Members of the 3rd Enfield visit Wembley Stadium to go on one of their Stadium tours. During the tour the boys get to see areas of the Stadium that wouldn't normally be accessible to the public. This includes areas such as the England team's dressing room and warm up area, the press areas, FA Headquarters, a view from pitch side followed by the 107-step climb up to the Royal Box! They hear a lot of interesting facts and information about the Stadium, and also get a chance to see a replica of the FA Cup. Thirteen boys from all Sections in the Company go on the trip and an enjoyable day is had by all.
Saturday 13th March
The combined Bugle Band of the 1st and 3rd Enfield takes part in the Devonshire Cup. The contest forms part of an evening of London Band competitions, and the event is held at Oasis Academy Enfield. The test piece for the Devonshire Cup is the march Devonshire, and the competition is entered by five bands. The 1st/3rd Enfield Band puts in a good performance to come third, with the Cup being won by the 10th Ealing.
Saturday 24th April
The 3rd Enfield joins with the 10th Enfield to enter the North London 6-a-side Football competition. The team enters the Senior competition at Bush Hill Park Playing Fields, and comes sixth overall and third in the Enfield Battalion competition. The Company Section competition is won by the 11th Enfield and the Senior competition by the 10th London (with the 11th/12th Enfield winning the Enfield trophy).
Friday 30th April to Sunday 2nd May
The 3rd Enfield and 10th Enfield join together for a weekend away at Felden Lodge, Boys' Brigade HQ. The group stays in the newly refurbished Thurso Centre, and enjoy a number of activities including football, swimming, crate stacking and Aeroball at Phasel's Wood, Xbox, team games and much more. Six boys from the 3rd Enfield take part in the weekend and a great time is had by all.
Monday 17th May
The Company Display takes place in the Church Hall. The evening begins with the parade of the Company, including a time of prayer led by the Company Chaplain, Rev David Atkinson, and singing led by Martyn Stogden. There are a number of items including figure marching by the Junior Section, speed skating by the Company Section/Seniors, team games (which includes volunteers from the audience!), a video showing some of the activities the Company has taken part in over the last 12 months, drill by the Company Section/Seniors and gymnastics by the Anchor Boys/Junior Section. At the end of the evening, various awards and activity badges are presented.
Monday 7th June
The Company Section joins with the 10th Enfield for a trip to Top Golf in Chigwell.
Sunday 13th June
YOU Enfield is launched with a community fun day in Enfield Town Park. The YOU London event brings together Scouts, The Boys' Brigade, Girlguiding, Air, Sea, Police and Army Cadets, The Girls' Brigade and St John Ambulance in an afternoon of activities open to all. During the afternoon activities on offer include an assault course, bungee run, football shoot, water games as well as bands and competitions in the arena with all organisations taking part. There is a performance by the Enfield Battalion Band, and a tug of war competition which is won by the team from the Scouts, with the team from The Boys' Brigade coming fourth.
Saturday 19th June
A team from the 3rd Enfield's Junior Section enters the North London Zone Athletics competition. The competition is held at Picketts Lock Stadium and features teams from Enfield, Barnet and Haringey Battalions. The Junior Section and Company Section competitions are held on the same day, and four boys from the 3rd take part in events such as a 60 metre sprint, long jump, cricket ball throw, a relay race and other Junior Section events. Out of 9 teams in the North London competition, the 3rd Enfield comes fourth (also coming third out of seven in Enfield). The competition is won by the 1st Barnet (with the 1st Hoddesdon and 11th Enfield jointly winning the Enfield competition). The Company Section competition is won by the 1st Barnet, with the 11th Enfield winning the Enfield competition.
Sunday 20th June
Christian Collins-O'Connor is awarded with his President's Badge during a Family Parade Service at Christ Church URC. He also receives a Young Volunteer Award and is promoted to the rank of Corporal.
Friday 25th June to Sunday 27th June
Junior Section members from across Enfield take part in a weekend of camping at BB Headquarters, Felden Lodge in Hemel Hempstead. There are 24 boys and 6 staff in attendance from four Companies (2nd, 3rd, 10th and 16th Enfield). The boys do a number of activities including games on site, an assault course, Aeroball, potholing, revolving wall, rifle shooting, Aquasplash, football and much more.
Saturday 26th June
London District's annual Beating Retreat ceremony takes place at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The event features performances from the London Massed Bugle Band, the West London Gym Team, the 5th Croydon Pipe Band, a special guest item from Girlguiding in Barnet, and more.
Monday 28th June
The Company Section joins with the 10th Enfield on a trip to Phasels Wood, to do rifle shooting and a small assault course.
Saturday 3rd July
Enfield Battalion holds a summer fun day called Life 2 the Max at Oasis Academy Enfield. The event is open to all sections, so the boys and girls take part in various activities in their sections (Anchor Boys, Junior Section, Company Section/Seniors/Amicus) including crafts, games, devotions, a football tournament, scrapheap challenge, giant slide, gladiator duel, team challenges, a visit from the Metropolitan Police and much more. There is great weather on the day, and it is enjoyed by all. There are 78 boys/girls and 24 staff from 7 Companies in attendance.
Monday 5th July
The Company Section joins with the 10th Enfield on a trip to an activity centre in Lambourne End to go on a water low ropes course - a low ropes course which is mostly situated over a lake!
Saturday 10th July
Enfield Battalion organises a trip to Thorpe Park for members of Companies in Enfield. The trip is open to members of Junior Section, Company Section, Seniors and Amicus, and members of the 1st, 3rd, 10th and 18th Enfield Companies take part. Those present go on rides such as Saw, Stealth, Tidal Wave, Nemesis Inferno, and more.
Saturday 24th July to Saturday 31st July
Members of the 3rd Enfield join with the 10th Enfield Boys' Brigade and 1st Winchmore Hill Girls' Brigade for the Summer Camp, which is held in Beeston Regis, Norfolk. A total of 12 boys, 3 girls and 10 members of staff go on the camp, which takes place on the 10th Enfield's campsite, on a cliff top on the North Norfolk coast. Everyone gets to take part in a number of activities such as a climbing wall, zip wire, go karting, pitch and putt, swimming, a trip to Pleasurewood Hills theme park, and more. There are also activities organised on site including beach trips, camp Olympics, football, a quiz, water games, an assault course, among other things. During periods of free time, everyone gets the chance to play games on site or go into Sheringham, the nearest town. There are also devotions each day, led by the youth work team from Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, where the 10th Enfield BB and 1st Winchmore Hill GB are based. During the week there is also an inter-tent competition, where the tents compete in teams in activities such as the beach Olympics, quiz, water games, etc., as well as the traditional daily tent inspections! A highlight of the week is the talent show on the last night, where everyone has to come up with and perform an item either individually or in groups of up to four people. The show includes singing, dancing, magic tricks, a comedian, world record attempts and even an eating contest between the 10th Enfield and 3rd Enfield! There is very good weather for most of the week on camp, and a very enjoyable week is had by all.
Saturday 4th September to Sunday 5th September
The Boys' Brigade Enfield Battalion and Girls' Brigade London North District have a stand at the Enfield Town Show in the Town Park, to promote the organisations and to attract new members. A parade takes place through the Town on the Saturday morning, which the Battalion Band takes part in followed by the giant BB balloon. At the stand there are lots of publicity and photos, as well as a football shoot game on Saturday and a bungee run on Sunday.
Sunday 3rd October
The 3rd Enfield Enrolment Service is held at Christ Church URC. Members of the Company are involved in the service by doing readings, selecting the songs and writing prayers.
Friday 22nd October to Sunday 24th October
Members of the 3rd Enfield join with the rest of Enfield Battalion for a weekend away at Felden Lodge. Company Section and Senior boys from the 2nd, 3rd, 10th and 12th Enfield take part in the weekend, and do a number of activities including archery, rifle shooting, Aeroball, cresta run, football, a quiz and swimming at Aquasplash. A total of 23 boys and 8 staff take part, and a great time was had by all.
Saturday 6th November
The North London Zone Bowling competition takes place at Hollywood Bowl Finchley. The event is split into Junior and Open age groups, with a team and individual competition for each. The 3rd Enfield takes part in the Open competition, coming fourth overall. The 11th Enfield complete a clean sweep, winning the individual and team competitions in both age groups.
Saturday 13th November
The London Massed Bugle Band, including 3rd Enfield members, takes part in the Lord Mayor's Show in the City of London as part of the YOU London float, which is a partnership of uniformed organisations in London.
Sunday 14th November
Members of the 3rd Enfield join with the rest of Enfield Battalion for the annual Remembrance Sunday Parade. The Parade includes a Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial on Chase Side followed by a march through Enfield Town, and allows everyone to pay their respects to those that have fought, and in some cases died, for our country. The Parade includes many other organisations, including The Girls' Brigade, Scouts, Guides, Air Cadets, the Salvation Army and the Royal British Legion.
Monday 6th December
Members of all sections go on a trip to the Enfield Town Ice Rink, a temporary structure located in front of the Town Library.
The Coronavirus pandemic meant that we weren't able to hold our Awards Evening in May, so instead we undertook a series of socially distanced awards deliveries to finish the session in July.
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Check out the Spring 2020 edition of The Third Person, our quarterly publication bringing news and views from the 3rd Enfield!
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We recognise that this will be a difficult period of time for children and young people, with them being restricted in their activities, not attending school or having opportunities to take part in other clubs and after school activities.
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From Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March members of Company Section and Seniors from across North London travelled to Lambourne End Outdoor Centre, near Chigwell in Essex for a Weekend Away.
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