1st Clipstone Scouts c.1950

This is a recently discovered photo from about 1950. It is the 1st Clipstone Scout Group. At the centre seated is the Rev. P Wickens, Scout Leader.

1st Clipstone Scoult Group

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  • I was in the Clipstone scout group, a bit later than that photo was taken. It must have been around 1956/57 when I joined, the scoutmaster then was a Mr Allcock, I was in Hawk patrol, Bob Dukes was patrol leader.
    Joining the scouts changed the course of my life. We went camping on the North York Moors for a week, must have been August 1958, we went by train from Retford, changing trains at York. The journey there & back, and seeing the tank engines working near where we were camping, plus riding behind them to have a day at Whitby just got me hooked! So, on starting back at school after the summer holidays, I got talking to some of my classmates & discovered they already went trainspotting, so that got me started on a lifetime of being a avid rail enthusiast.
    I am now 75 and am still out regular, photographing the trains, although steam will always be my favourite over the modern traction. My earliest photos date from early 1959, due to my parents buying me a camera for Xmas 1958.

    By Derek Wilson (23/12/2020)
  • Back row third from the left is my dad Stuart North

    By Ali North (10/05/2013)
  • The Rev Fr Hatter invited me to be Scout Master in 1958 when I lived at Clipstone and was scout leader until my work moved me away in 1961.

    By Clive Heaps (27/10/2012)

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