I never fail to be impressed by the internet, I can’t begin to understand how it works but it must surely be one of mans greatest inventions. In October last year a boyhood friend from Belfast arrived in Charlottetown via a cruise ship. My cousin Denis came down from Montreal and the three of us along with our wives had a wonderful reunion. Bobby,Denis and I all played for the 41st Boys Brigade football team in Belfast in 1951-52. I posted two photos with my original post and have done so again today. You might ask why???
Yesterday I received an email from a present day member of the 41st BB, who commented on the photos and mentioned the name of his Brigade Captain. His name was Stewart Kirkwood! my ears perked up. We had a boy in our Brigade, Billy Kirkwood and indeed he had an older brother who was the assistant to Captain Wilson in 1951, Desmond Kirkwood. Quite amazing to learn the Brigade has had a Kirkwood involved over the last 60 or more years. But even more amazing to reach back and bring these memories together so many years later. I don’t suppose many of my readers will be as impressed as I ‘m, but it has sure stirred some old memories of my boyhood days in Belfast.
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