Boys’ Brigade

The 73rd Birmingham Boys’ Brigade has its own dedicated website! Click here to find more information.




Company President of the 73rd Birmingham Co, Tony Wakeman, cuts a cake celebrating 75 years of the Boys Brigade at Lyndon. 










The BB Company, which is part of the fellowship at Lyndon Methodist Church, has enjoyed success in sports activities in recent months.

In May a team from the Company and Senior Sections represented the 73rd at the Birmingham Battalion Annual Athletics Championships, held this year at Tudor Grange Athletic Stadium in Solihull. 15 teams from the Birmingham area took part in the event and the 73rd finished as runners up to a team from The Cotteridge Church, the 7th Birmingham.

With entries in sprint events, 800m, discus, shot and javelin, long jump and high jump as well as the relays, the Company came home with lots of medals and the runners up trophy. Congratulations to William Gupwell, Matthew and Thomas Wilcox, Tata Ngala, Chris Hockaday, Faison Ngala, James Kennard and Josh Bailey. They deserved the many medals that were awarded as well as the trophy as winners of the Junior Class.


The 73rd also won the Birmingham Battalion under 14 5-a-side football league played over the winter months at the impressive Futsal Stadium in Birmingham. More trophies and medals for our talented football team.

The Company runs an expansive range of activities for the Anchor Boy Section aged 5 to 8, Junior Section aged 8 to 11  and the Company/Senior Section aged 12 to 18. All Sections meet in the Activity Hall at Lyndon on Mondays and Wednesdays and enjoy games, sports, visits away, badge work, social events, camping and the well-recognised Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

New members are welcome to join the 73rd at any time and if you know any boys who might enjoy the indoor and outdoor activities we offer please do speak to one of the BB Leaders who will be at Lyndon on Mondays ,Wednesdays and Sunday mornings.

John Mendus MBE

Leader 73rd Birmingham Boys Brigade.



On Saturday 5th July, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens hosted a celebration of 125 years of the BB in Birmingham & the of 125th Anniversary of the City of Birmingham. Young people, staff, family and friends met in the gardens to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment by several bands and singers, all from various BB Companies. Our own band, the 73rd & 2nd Solihull performed a number of tunes to an appreciative audience. Also provided for the youngsters were a clown and bouncy castles, while the adults were able to enjoy the gardens and other attractions. The afternoon also included a presentation of the Queens Badge, the highest award in the BB, to 40 young people. The awards were presented by the Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands, Paul Sabapathy. A very enjoyable family afternoon, thanks to all who took part and to those who organised this memorable event.