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The company was first enrolled on the 16th December 1932 at 'The Robins Mission', Tottenham N.15. George Sach was the first Captain.

The following year, George went out to Labrador as a missionary and the company had appointed a new captain, Mr L. H. Catlin. In November 1939 the company closed as its officers were conscripted into the armed forces.

After the war, the company reopened and was re-enrolled on 16th December 1946 with Mr. L. H. Catlin once more its captain. The company now met at St. Andrews Hall, Blackboy Lane, Tottenham N.15 and was part of St Ann's Parish Church. In these early days the company had a Drum and Fife band.

By the Late 50's, the band was changed to Drum and Bugle and by 1960 had progressed to a full Brass Band. In 1953, After 21 years of service, and due to illness, Les Catlin had to resign the captaincy.

During the next 14 years, the company had no less than five different captains until in 1967, Mr A. E. Ryder took over as the company captain. The Brass Band had been going from strength to strength, and in 1965 joined other youth groups from the new London Borough of Haringey to form the 'Haringey-Kreis Rees Youth Exchange Association'.

In December 1970 disaster struck and St. Andrews Hall was burnt to the ground in an arson attack.
The company was forced to move to the Fowler Newsam hall, still part of St Ann's Church.

In 1986 the company moved again, this time to 'Woodberry Down Baptist Church'.

After sheltering with the 3rd Tottenham Company for 2 years, in 1997 the company moved to its current home in the 'Kemble Hall', as part of St. Mary The Virgin, Lansdowne Road, Tottenham N.17.

In December 2013 Albert Ryder stepped down as company captain after a remarkable 46 years, and was succeeded by his son, the current captain Andrew Ryder.

In all this time, and through all these changes the 133rd London Company has continued to maintain the object of the boys brigade;
The advancement of Christ's kingdom among young people and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian life.

89 Years of youth work in the community and still going strong.

The Boys' Brigade Cross for Heroism


Below is the extract from the BB Gazette regarding this:
1934 - The Boys' Brigade Cross for Heroism has been awarded to Private John Dennis Kursa, aged 13, of the 133rd London Company, for rescuing another Boy from a deep mud pit at Ponders End on the 24th of June 1934. In company with some other Boys he was crossing some waste land when one of the party running ahead suddenly felt the ground give way and in a moment was up to his waist in a deep mud pit. Kursa crept slowly for ward and, when he had got as near as possible to the Boy in distress, he lay down and stretched his legs forward until the Boy could seize hold of his feet. Then followed a tremendous struggle, in which Kursa barely escaped being pulled in himself; but, inch by inch he managed to gain, until ultimately he was able to grip the Boy's shoulders and drag him to safety.

St Mary's Church - Boys' Brigade Stained Glass Window

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The new stained glass window was dedicated in St Mary's Church with a special service on 26th September 2010.

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