The Boys Brigade Archive Trust

The Boys’ Brigade Archive Trust manages the archive collection of The Boys’ Brigade United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, which includes all the Boys’ Brigade Company records, statistics, and publications, as well as a large collection of Company, Battalion, District, and Regional material. The Collection also include a significant collection of BB material from around the world, as well as collections bequeathed by private collectors and individuals.

The Brigade archivist has for the past few years been digitising the Brigade archive collection, and to-date over a quarter of a million documents have been added to the digital archive, totalling approximately 3 million pages.

The Trust continues to add to the collection, both with digital material and also historical paper based records. Recently a number of Battalions and Companies have deposited their records and archives with the Brigade Archives, in particular Companies and Battalions which have merged or closed. This ensures that the archives are preserved and available for future reference and historical research. Additionally a few Companies and Battalions have started contributing material which is ‘born digital’ to the Brigade archives. Unless this digital material is actively collected, it will be lost to future generations of Brigade members.

The Boys’ Brigade Archive Trust runs a number of social media accounts and a virtual museum which has a significant following and viewership, as well a publishing books in both print and digital format.

Anyone wishing to visit the BB Archives, or would like information about contributing material to the BB archives, please contact us.


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Newsletter of The Boys' Brigade Archive

Heritage is the newsletter of The Boys’ Brigade Archives. Volumns 1 and 2 were published in print form by the BB Archive Members Association. Volumn 3 onwards is a digital newsletter sent to supporters of the BB Archives monthly.


The Boys’ Brigade Archive Trust relies on supporters to further the preservation and promotion of the Heritage of The Boys’ Brigade, ensuring that is is accessible and relevant to future generations of young people. If you are able to support our work though a financial donation, by the donation of artifacts, photographs and paperwork of by volunteering please click on the links below. If you wish receive our monthly newsletter please sign up. We look forward to hearing from you and advancing the work of The Boys’ Brigade Archive Trust.

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Our volunteer researchers are constantly developing content for The Boys’ Brigade Virtual Museum.

Links to our brand new content can be found below.