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The 1910s - The Turmoil of War


The Boys Brigade Company in 1913 outside Anglo Scotian Mills.  Membership had grown to 250 offering a wide range of activities for boys. 

Life in Beeston – and around the world – changed forever shortly after Britain went to war with Germany. 

The Old Boys were prominent amongst those who volunteered to serve their country.  By the end of the War over 270 young men with Beeston connections – including 42 Old Boys – had paid the ultimate sacrifice.


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