The Gordon Boys’ Brigade was formed in 1890. Their Headquarters was in Liverpool Place, just off the High Street next to the Royal Hotel. The aim of the Brigade was to bridge the gap between boys leaving school aged about 14, until they were strong enough and old enough to be a wage earner, and placed as pupils in various trades, to become apprentices or work for the railway or the Post Office. Many of the old boys emigrated and had successful careers but sadly during the First World War fifty died. Local researcher Audrey Dingle has been researching their stories and you can now read a moving biography of each of each man.
Gordon Boys Brigade and WW1 By Audrey Dingle