History - Year by year

Company history for the year 2011

Saturday 29th January
The 3rd Enfield holds its first annual Quiz Night to raise money for Company funds. A grand total of £365.28 is raised.

Saturday 5th February
A joint team from the 3rd Enfield and 10th Enfield enters the Enfield Battalion Swimming Gala at Southgate Swimming Pool. There are competitions for Junior Section and Company Section/Seniors, with the joint team entering the latter. They come third in the Senior competition, and fourth overall. The competitions are won by the 11th Enfield and 18th Enfield (Company - joint winners), 12th Enfield (Intermediate) and 2nd Enfield (Senior), with the 11th Enfield winning the overall competition.

Sunday 6th March
The Enfield Battalion Church Parade takes place at Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, home of the 10th Enfield. The Battalion parades from Ford's Grove Car Park to the church for the service, and then back afterwards. The parade features the Battalion Band, Colours, and contingents from the Junior Section and Company Section.

Saturday 12th March
The 3rd Enfield hosts the Battalion Junior Section Skills Day, which included the Figure Marching and Quiz competitions. Boys from the 3rd Enfield enter the Quiz competition, which features questions on general knowledge, television, sports, and more. Both competitions are won by the 11th Enfield, with the 3rd Enfield coming fourth in the Quiz.

Monday 21st March
The Anchor Boys and Junior Section take part in a sponsored silence to raise money for Comic Relief. The boys are given the task of getting people to sponsor them, and then have the even more difficult task of being silent for a whole hour! On the evening there are a number of activities to take part in, including board games, puzzles, things to make, and more.

Monday 16th May
The Annual Company Display and Presentation Evening is held in the Church Hall. The evening sees a number of items from all sections of the Company, as well as plenty of audience participation. The Anchor Boys and Junior Section show some gymnastics and games, while the Company Section puts on a drill item (including old boys and other audience members) and join with the rest of the Company and audience members for some team games. At the end of the evening, various badges, awards and presentations are given out.

Saturday 18th June
Members of Enfield and Barnet Battalions come together to take part in the North London Zone Athletics competitions at Picketts Lock Stadium. Eight Companies in total are present and there are competitions for both Junior Section and Company Section. The Junior Section competition includes events such as a 60 metre sprint, egg and spoon race, relay, long jump, cricket ball throwing and more. The 1st Barnet wins the North London Zone competition and the 11th Enfield wins the Enfield Battalion competition. The Company Section event features traditional athletics events such as track races from 100 metres up to 1500 metres and field events such as high jump, discus, javelin, shot put and more. After a very close contest, the winners of both the North London Zone and Enfield Battalion competitions are the 2nd Enfield.

Friday 24th June to Sunday 26th June
Members of the 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 16th and 18th Enfield join together for the Enfield Battalion Junior Section Weekend Camp at the Thurso Centre at Felden Lodge. The boys got to take part in a number of activities during the weekend including a trip to Phasels Wood activity centre to do rifle shooting, archery, crate stacking, zip wire, revolving wall, climbing and cresta run, a trip to Aquasplash in Hemel Hempstead and on-site activities including table games, water games, a water fight, football, a quiz, BBQ and much more.

Monday 27th June
The Company Section and Seniors in the 3rd and 10th Enfield do an evening of raft building at Gilwell Park. The teams work together to build their rafts and then try them out on the lake.

(All photos taken by David Hann, © 10th Enfield Boys' Brigade)

Monday 4th July
The Company holds a World Records Evening, where boys get the chance to try some records from the Guinness Book of Records. Records on offer involved eating cream crackers quickly, arranging Smarties using chopsticks, skipping quickly using a skipping rope, and more. There is also a visit from Paul Hunn, holder of the world record for the loudest burp at 109.9db. Paul appeared in the 2011 edition of the Guinness Book of Records (as well as several previous editions), has travelled around the world performing his record and has also appeared on TV programmes such as Britain's Got Talent and the Paul O'Grady Show.

Saturday 23rd July to Saturday 30th July
The 3rd and 10th Enfield once again join together for Summer Camp, which takes place in Jersey at the Boys' Brigade Headquarters in the village of St John. Throughout the week the boys get to take part in a number of off site activities including blo-karting (a go-kart style vehicle powered by a sail), coasteering, ringo rides, an around the town challenge in St Helier (the capital of Jersey), adventure golf, swimming at Aquasplash, go-karting, beach olympics and more, as well as time for some trips to various beaches around the island and shopping in St Helier. On site activities include a quiz, devotions, football and other sports. The traditional talent show takes place on the final evening, with items including a face painting contest, dancing, tricks, a Rolo eating contest, a visit from Mavis and Binny on their summer holidays and much more. The show ended with a singalong which started off with two people but ends with almost the whole camp joining in!

(All photos taken by David Hann, © 10th Enfield Boys' Brigade)

Saturday 3rd September to Sunday 4th September
The Boys' Brigade Enfield Battalion and The Girls' Brigade London North District have a combined stand at the Enfield Town Show in the Town Park, with display stands to show some of the activities that we do and a number of members of staff on hand to speak to people about the organisations. There is also an inflatable bungee run as part of the stand which is free for people to have a go on. On the Saturday there is a tug of war competition in the main arena organised by YOU (Youth Organisations in Uniform), which is entered by teams from the BB, Scouts and Volunteer Police Cadets. A number of other displays are put on in the main arena throughout the weekend.

Saturday 24th September
A total of 77 people (members of Anchor Boys/Junior Section and members of staff) go on an Enfield Battalion trip to Legoland Windsor. There are 16 boys from the 3rd Enfield on the trip - 3 Anchor Boys and 13 Junior Section boys. The weather is great on the day and everyone gets the opportunity to go on rides such as the log flume, river rapids, pirate ship, dragon coaster and much more.

Sunday 2nd October
The 3rd Enfield's annual Enrolment Service takes place as part of the Sunday morning service at Christ Church URC. The service is led by Rev David Atkinson (Minister at Christ Church and 3rd Enfield Chaplain) and is a Family Parade Service, also including Holy Communion. The boys are all presented with their membership cards for the 2011-2012 session. Boys who had taken part in a residential activity during 2011 are also presented with the special 125th Anniversary of Camping badge, which is introduced by the BB to commemorate 125 years since the first BB camp, held by the 1st Glasgow at Tighnabruich in 1886.

Saturday 12th November
The London Massed Bugle Band takes part in the Lord Mayor's Show in the City of London.

Sunday 13th November
Enfield Battalion takes part in the Enfield Remembrance Sunday Parade. Also in the parade are members of the Police Cadets, British Legion, Girls' Brigade, Scouts, Guides, Air Cadets, Army Cadets, Sea Cadets and more. The ceremony is held at the War Memorial in Enfield, followed by a parade through Enfield Town and back to the British Legion.

Friday 18th November to Sunday 20th November
Enfield Battalion holds a Weekend Away for Company Section and Seniors at Felden Lodge. Boys and staff from the 3rd, 10th, 12th and 16th Enfield take part in the event. The weekend is filled with activities including archery, abseiling, rifle shooting, Aquasplash, a quiz as well as games and sports on site. On the Saturday evening there is also a bonfire which is combined with a devotional session.

Saturday 3rd December
The 3rd Enfield enters the Enfield Battalion Company Section 5-a-side Football competition. The competition, held in the sports hall at Trinity-at-Bowes Methodist Church (home of the 18th Enfield), includes a Junior competition (boys up to and including school year 9) and a Senior competition (school years 10 to 13). The 3rd Enfield enters the younger age group. Despite having a team made up entirely of final year Junior Section boys in a Company Section competition (and also being the youngest team), the boys do extremely well to come second in their age group, winning two games and drawing one in the group stage and then narrowly losing to the 10th/12th Enfield in the final. The Senior competition is won by the 11th Enfield.

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