Posts Tagged ‘organisation’

Market Lavington Cubs

December 20, 2013

Today we have a delightful photo of a very smart looking set of cub scouts believed to date from around 1950. We don’t know the occasion, but there seems to be a ratio of one adult for each cub, so one hopes it was a well organised affair.

Market Lavington cubs and leaders in about 1950

Market Lavington cubs and leaders in about 1950

We can name many of the people so let’s start with the adults from left to right.

Felix Travis, Percy Webb, Joan Ellis, Nan Pearce, Fran Francis, Jean Potter, not known and Don Baker.

The boys are, also from left to right, Brian Cook, not known, Roy Chapman, not known, Robin Tucker, Ray Pollard, Malcolm Little and Philip Francis.

You probably have enough to do in the run up to Christmas but if you happen to know any of the people in this photo that we haven’t identified then please spare a couple of minutes to let us know.

Cubs go camping

February 22, 2012

As we work our way through a February, which has brought snow, low temperatures and travel disruption, let’s remind ourselves of a more summery activity from the days of yore. Today we feature a photo from Coronation year, 1953, so it was 59 years ago. It shows cubs and adults boarding a coach to go off on their summer camp.

Market Lavington cubs about to board the coach taking them off to a summer camp

Most of the people in this photo are named but we’d like to know who two of the cubs are.

From left to right the cubs are: unknown, Cyril Hayward, Colin Little, Tim Gye, Barry Oram, Jimmy Steele, unknown and Cyril Cooper.

The three adults are Don Baker, Jean Potter and Fran Francis. It was Jean who gave Market Lavington Museum this photo back in 2002.

No doubt a bus and coach enthusiast can enlighten us as to the type of coach and, possibly, who the operator was.