Wanted: Ben Rhydding Scout leaders of the past

Wharfedale Observer: Leaders and senior Scouts setting off from Ilkley Station, on August 5, 1961,  for the summer camp in Holland Leaders and senior Scouts setting off from Ilkley Station, on August 5, 1961, for the summer camp in Holland

A call has gone out for people who were a scout leader or senior scout with the 1st Ben Rhydding Scout Group in the 1950s or 1960s to come forward.

The 1st Ben Rhydding Leaders and Senior Scouts Reunion 2013 takes place on Thursday, June 20 in the Green Room and Sheridan Suite at Ilkley Playhouse starting with coffee at 11am followed by a buffet lunch.

Hag Dyke, a scout hostel in the Yorkshire Dales, has also been booked for the following weekend from Friday, June 21 until Sunday, June 23.

Transport is available for those who wish to be driven up on either Saturday or Sunday for morning coffee or afternoon tea with the opportunity to stay over on Saturday night for an evening meal. Accommodation is limited so is be a first come first served basis.

Organisers have not finalised costs yet but would like to have an idea of how many would be interested.

The event follows one last year when a group of former members including Doug Brennen Tim Cockroft, Jane Forster (nee Cockroft), Tony and Tina Warnes (nee Crawford), Roy Walker and Andrew Walbank got together and decided to hold a reunion.

If you are interested or know of any former members from that era and would like further information, you can contact Andrew Walbank on (01943) 608079 or e-mail: roy@roywalker.org or janeforst@ aol.com

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