Practical Pipers Society
24th St. Mary's Dundee Boy Brigade
24th Dundee Parish Church (St. Mary's) Company Boys Brigade
Going y the cap badges, this is a early picture of St. Mary's Parish Boys Brigade?
The date of the picture is unknown at present, but Harry Watson can be seen seated
at the front, second from the right in his days as a drummer.
Later he joined The Caledonian Pipe Band and was converted. They obviously saw his potential.
Now we move foward a few years.
(In front of Morgan Academy? Dundee)
Back Row: - D. Yule, C. Hill, G. Cowie, W. Tadden, J. Jeffrey
Middle Row: - W. McFie, A. Elder, Andy Adamson, K. Hutchison, Harry Troup, H. McLeish
Front Row: - J. Dewar, S/Sgt. P. Sword, Instr. George Payne, Capt. A. McKechnie, Instr. David Miller, S/Sgt. G MacQueen, D. Duncan.
Dundee City Police Cup 1934-35 Braemar Royal Highland Society Shield 1935
Now on to 1950
Above: - I think we again have George Payne in charge.
To the right of him, do I see David Lyle? Later to be part of the successful MacKenzie Caledonian drum Corp
Below: The 24th BB march up to enter the arena at Braemar Gathering. I was still a major contest in these days.
Lastly we have an interesting scene.
Clearly flanked by member of the 24th BB., their Instructor/Pipe Major George Payne meets Lor Provost Fenton in Dundee City Square.
The meeting was to wish the band "a good trip" as hey prepared to travel to Dundees Twin Cityof Orleans in France.