Kingstanding Methodist church, King’s Rd

Kingstanding Methodist Church today

Memories of the Methodist church on King’s Rd

Memories of Brian Scott

Around 1943/4 I joined the 29th Birmingham Boys’ Brigade company which was attached to Kings Road Methodist Church. The minister was a Rev Conibear who left to become a missionary in China. We had a very good band – Bobby Betts was the star bugler and Stan (Beefy) Beale played the bass drum. We were at camp at Little Stretton when the news of the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima was announced.

Memories of Veronica Marshall

I was born in 1943 at 64 Harringay Road, and I used to sing in the choir at Kings Road Methodist Church @ 1950. Unfortunately I later lost my gift because my son once told me that I had the voice of a strangled sparrow! How the truth hurts!

Memories of Richard Wall

I lived in Hurlingham Rd at the time Brian Scott was joining the Boys Brigade the (BB). I would be about 7/8 years old but remember them parading along Hurlingham Rd . Leading them was John Swinburn who I think was the Captain, he was a near neighbour.

Inside the Methodist church hall

Memories of Ron Jameson

This interview is available on AudioBoo click this link

Responses

  1. Around 1943/4 I joined the 29th Birmingham Boys’ Brigade company which was attached to Kings Road Methodist Church. The minister was a Rev Conibear who left to become a missionary in China. We had a very good band – Bobby Betts was the star bugler and Stan (Beefy) Beale played the bass drum. We were at camp at Little Stretton when the news of the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima was announced.

  2. I was born in 1943 at 64 Harringay Road, and I used to sing in the choir at Kings Road Methodist Church @ 1950. Unfortunately I later lost my gift because my son once told me that I had the voice of a strangled sparrow! How the truth hurts!

  3. Kingstanding Congregational Church isn’t mentioned. Mr Light was the minister. It was on the corner of Blackberry Rd and Dulwich Rd. It was torn down to make way for senior residents.

    • I remember Mr and Mrs Light-lovely people.

  4. I lived in Hurlingham Rd at the time Brian Scott was joining the Boys Brigade the (BB). I would be about 7/8 years old but remember them parading along Hurlingham Rd . Leading them was John Swinburn who I think was the Captain, he was a near neighbour

  5. i have lived in kingstanding all my life im 43 this year and wouldnt live anywhere else .i still have memorie,s of the street party on finchley road in 1977 the silver juberlee . great memorie,s .

  6. i remember the congretional church in kingstanding on the corner of blackberry road. i remember going to sunday school and sitting in a circle and two lovely ladies reading from the bible to us all. sadly I do not remember there names i was about 8 years old the year would be 1964

  7. Went through Sunday school in 1960’s. Local preacher in Romiley circuit Stockport. What is the church like now?

    Paul

  8. I was in the 29th during the 50,s. My brother Joey was, along with Dicky Monk, the first 2 Kings Badge holders

    • II don’t recall BRIAN Parkes but I went to school with Joey Parkes. I think he lived in Newstead Road and I think he was related to the Gibson twins who were nephews of George Cummings, the great Aston Villa full back. I heard that Joey died at quite a young age.

  9. I can remember the Boys Brigade of a Sunday morning marching up Hornsey Roar where I lived great stuff


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