History - Year by year

Company history for the year 2013

Saturday 26th January
Boys from the 3rd Enfield take part in the Enfield Battalion Junior Section Activity Day at Hoddesdon Methodist Church (1st Hoddesdon HQ). The boys get the chance to play table tennis as well as a number of giant games including Jenga, noughts and crosses, dominoes, draughts and Twister. In the main hall the hockey competition takes place, and each team plays each other in a league format to determine the overall winner. The competition is won by the 11th Enfield.

Saturday 26th January
The Company holds its third annual Quiz Night, raising £503.01 for Company funds.

Saturday 2nd February
The Enfield Battalion Swimming Gala is held at Grundy Park Leisure Centre in Cheshunt. Boys from the 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 11th, 16th, 18th Enfield and the 1st Hoddesdon take part in competitions for Juniors, Company, Intermediate and Seniors age groups as well as the overall Swimming Shield. The 3rd Enfield enters the Junior competition, coming second in the age group and sixth overall. The 2nd Enfield wins the Company age group and the 11th Enfield wins the Junior, Intermediate and Company competitions as well as the Swimming Shield.

Saturday 16th February
The Boys' Brigade in London holds a Jack Petchey Awards Event in Kensington Great Hall. Young people and leaders from Companies across London take part in the celebration event, which features presentations of Jack Petchey medallions to the award winners and display items including the 1st Hillingdon Bugle Band and the West London Gym Team. The event is attended by a number of leaders, parents, friends and guests, including Mayors and Deputy Mayors of the various London Boroughs. Members of the 1st, 3rd and 11th Enfield are on hand to receive awards from Enfield Battalion, with Mark Mogaji receiving a medallion for his service to the 3rd Enfield. Their awards are presented by Cllr Lynden Thorpe, the Mayor of Havering.

Friday 8th March to Sunday 10th March
Members of The Boys' Brigade in Enfield take part in a Company Section Weekend Away at Felden Lodge (BB Headquarters). Ten boys from the 3rd Enfield join with others from Enfield Battalion for a packed weekend, which includes activities such as rifle shooting, climbing wall, archery, swimming at Aquasplash, football, a quiz and more. The group stays in the Thurso Centre at Felden with activities taking place both on and off site.

Saturday 16th March
The North London Zone 5-a-side Football League takes place at the Goals Centre in Chingford. Teams from the 2nd and 3rd Enfield take part in the Junior League, and teams from the 2nd and 10th Enfield take part in the Senior League.

Sunday 17th March
Enfield Battalion holds its annual Battalion Church Parade at Lancaster Road URC (1st Enfield HQ). Over 60 members of the Battalion join with members of Lancaster Road URC for their morning service, which is a very entertaining service led by Rev Martin Legg (Enfield Battalion Chaplain). As part of his talk, Martin even demonstrates some of his cooking skills with 'interesting' results!

Saturday 27th April
The Company Section takes part in the North London Zone Under 14 6-a-side Football competition at Bush Hill Park Playing Fields. There are teams from the 2nd Enfield, 3rd Enfield, 16th Enfield/1st Edmonton and 4th Barnet. The Enfield Battalion teams compete in the Enfield competition while all teams go for victory in the North London competition. The competition is played in a league format, with each team playing each other twice. The 3rd Enfield emerges as the winning team in both events.

Monday 20th May
The Annual Company Display and Presentation Evening is held in the hall at Christ Church. An audience of parents, families, friends and members of the Church are present as the boys put on a number of items, including the Anchor Boys and Junior Section showing some of the games they play, the Company Section doing some gymnastics and a team challenge and the entire Company taking part in some team games. Towards the end of the evening a video is shown of the session so far and to close the evening, a variety of badges, awards, promotions and trophies are presented.

Saturday 8th June
Members of Enfield, Barnet and Haringey Battalions come together to take part in the North London Zone Athletics competitions at Picketts Lock Stadium. Nine Companies in total are present and there are competitions for both Junior Section and Company Section. A team from the 3rd Enfield takes part in the Company Section competition. The Junior Section competition includes events such as a 60 metre sprint, egg and spoon race, relay, long jump, cricket ball throwing and more, with the 11th Enfield winning the North London Zone and Enfield Battalion competitions. 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. The 1st Barnet wins the North London Zone competition and the 11th Enfield wins the Enfield Battalion competition. The team from the 3rd Enfield comes fourth in the Enfield Battalion competition and sixth in the North London Zone competition.

Monday 17th June
The 3rd and 10th Enfield's Company Section and Seniors do archery and rock wall climbing at Phasels Wood Scout Activity Centre as part of the summer programme.

Monday 24th June
The Company Section and Seniors from the 3rd and 10th Enfield go to Lambourne End Activity Centre to do an assault course over water.

Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June
Members of the 3rd Enfield join with members from four other Companies for the Enfield Battalion Junior Section Weekend Camp at Felden Lodge (Boys' Brigade HQ). On the Friday evening the boys all arrive on site and shortly after there is a camp fire which includes the chance to cook some marshmallows. On the Saturday morning, the boys enjoy rifle shooting and Aeroball at Phasels Wood, a trip to Aquasplash in the afternoon followed by a water slide and full scale water fight back at Felden Lodge afterwards. In the evening there is a barbecue followed by football in the sports hall and then a quiz. On Sunday the boys do archery on the field at Felden Lodge followed by a game of rounders. After dinner there is some time for some more football before leaving to go home.

Saturday 6th July
30 members of Anchor Boys and Junior Section from Companies across Enfield Battalion, including three 3rd Enfield members, go on a trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park. The boys get the chance to go on a variety of rides, including some of the rollercoasters and the water rides.

(Photos 5 and 6 taken by Kevin Norman, © 10th Enfield Boys' Brigade)

Saturday 24th August to Saturday 31st August
A group of 11 young people plus leaders travel to Beeston Regis in Norfolk for Summer Camp. The group is made up of members of the 3rd Enfield BB as well as the 10th Enfield BB and 1st Winchmore Hill GB (both based at Winchmore Hill Baptist Church). Throughout the week the young people get to take part in a number of activities, both on site and off site. On site activities include sports such as football and rounders, a BBQ, quiz, devotions, water games and a water fight. Off site activities include going to Hill Top Adventure Centre to go on the climbing wall and Tree Top Trail (high ropes course), a day at the Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, a day out in Great Yarmouth (including a stunt show called 'Adrenaline Overload' at Yarmouth Stadium), canoeing on the Norfolk Broads in and around Wroxham, go karting at a track in Cromer and trips to the beach and local towns including Cromer and Sheringham. On the Friday evening there is a formal dinner in the main marquee, which is decorated in a suitable fashion for the occasion! Everyone is encouraged to dress up formally and there is a special menu followed by some games and entertainment.

(Photos 2-4, 6, 10 and 13-15 taken by David Hann, © 10th Enfield Boys' Brigade)

Saturday 7th 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 a variety of display stands to show some of the activities that we do and an inflatable bungee run which is free for people to have a go on. The West London Gym Team, which is made up of members of the BB and GB in West London, puts on a performance in the main arena on the Saturday afternoon which is very well received.

Saturday 5th October
The North London Zone Indoor 5-a-side Football competitions take place at Oasis Academy Enfield. There are two competitions taking place on the evening - a Junior (Under 14) and an Open competition. For the first time, the event is open to Companies from Barnet and Haringey Battalions as well as Enfield. There are five teams in the Junior competition (2nd/16th Enfield, 3rd Enfield, 10th Enfield, 11th Enfield and 133rd London) and three teams in the Open competition (11th Enfield, 18th Enfield and 133rd London). Both competitions are played in a league format, where each of the teams play each other in their age group. The Junior competition goes down to goal difference - the 3rd Enfield and 10th Enfield have the same number of points but the trophy went to the 10th Enfield as they have a goal difference that is one better. The Open competition is won by the 11th Enfield.

Sunday 20th October
The 3rd Enfield's annual Enrolment Service takes place at Christ Church. The service is led by members of the 3rd Enfield along with the Minister and Company Chaplain, Rev David Atkinson, who leads the Enrolment itself. As part of the Enrolment, promises to support the work of the Company are made by the Officers, boys and congregation.

Sunday 10th November
The Boys' Brigade and Girls' Brigade in Enfield take part in the Remembrance Sunday Parade, which is organised by the Enfield Branch of the Royal British Legion. Around 100 members of the two organisations parade from Christ Church URC (3rd Enfield HQ) to Chase Side Primary School to join the main parade with other organisations including the Salvation Army, Scouts, Guides, Sea Cadets, Police Cadets and Air Training Corps. From there the parade moves to the War Memorial on the junction of Chase Side and Windmill Hill for the Service of Remembrance. As well as those present from the various organisations, around 250 members of the public also gather to witness the service. During the service, people remember those who had died fighting for their country or suffered as a result of war. Last Post and Reveille are sounded by a bugle team made up of members of The Boys' Brigade, with a two minute silence in between. Wreaths are also laid at the foot of the memorial by local politicians, veterans and representatives of the organisations present. Following the service, the parade marches through Enfield Town and past the Civic Centre, with many onlookers lining the streets as it passes by.

Wednesday 13th November
Members of the 3rd Enfield compete against others from around North London in the Quiz competition, which is held at Winchmore Hill Baptist Church (10th Enfield HQ). The quiz includes various rounds such as sports, music, general knowledge and multiple choice and there is also pizza from Domino's Pizza which is enjoyed by all. The competition is run by the 10th Enfield. Four boys from the 3rd Enfield take part and come in fourth place.

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

Saturday 16th November
A farewell service takes place at Lancaster Road URC to say goodbye to Rev David Atkinson as he retires as Minister of Christ Church and Lancaster Road URCs. David had been Minister of the two churches, as well as the Company Chaplain of the 1st and 3rd Enfield Companies, since March 2004. The following day, David leads his final services at the two churches - at Christ Church for the morning Family Parade Service and at Lancaster Road in the evening.

Sunday 24th November
The North London Zone Table Tennis competition is held at Oasis Academy Enfield. There is an Under 15 competition and an Open competition. Teams from around North London compete against each other, with the 3rd Enfield entering two teams into the Under 15 competition. The 3rd Enfield A team comes in first place and the B team comes in third. The 10th Enfield wins the Open competition.

Saturday 7th December
The North London Zone Bowling competition is held at Hollywood Bowl Finchley. The competition is divided into two age groups, with an Under 15 competition and an Open competition. Everyone's scores count towards an individual competition in each age group and the top three scores from each Company in each age group are put together for the overall team score. Eight boys from the 3rd Enfield take part in the Under 15 competition, and emerge as overall winners. Lewis Brown has the highest overall score in his age group to win the individual competition. In the Open competition, both the individual and team events are won by the 11th Enfield.

Monday 16th December
Each section of the 3rd Enfield holds Christmas Parties. The Anchor Boys and Junior Section enjoy an evening of music, entertainment and party games such as pass the parcel and musical chairs. At the end of the evening there is loads of food on offer including sausage rolls, mini pizzas, sausages, potato wedges and much more.
The Company Section holds a film night, where they watch a film in the hall and also enjoyed the same sorts of food as the Anchors and Juniors.

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