Scouts prepared with camping recollections

PUBLISHED: 12:46 18 May 2006 | UPDATED: 14:42 12 May 2010

Ken Lawrence, Jack Cosford, Percy Drayton and Eric Linwood

Ken Lawrence, Jack Cosford, Percy Drayton and Eric Linwood

A GROUP of Scouts who appeared in last week s Crow Nostalgia have been identified by Eric Capon. Mr Capon, 85, of Letchworth, used to work as a clerk at Banham s Solicitors in John Street, Royston. He was friends with (pictured from left) Ken Lawrence, Ja

Ken Lawrence, Jack Cosford, Percy Drayton and Eric Linwood

A GROUP of Scouts who appeared in last week's Crow Nostalgia have been identified by Eric Capon.

Mr Capon, 85, of Letchworth, used to work as a clerk at Banham's Solicitors in John Street, Royston.

He was friends with (pictured from left) Ken Lawrence, Jack Cosford, Percy Drayton and Eric Linwood, who were all Rover Scouts.

He believes the photograph was taken in the mid-1930's during a camping trip when the boys were about 18-years-old.

Indeed, Crow Nostalgia has now been told that the Scout camp took place at Wolvenstone Park, near Ipswich.

Mr Cosford was in the 1st Royston Scouts and wore a khaki uniform and the three others were in the St John the Baptist group and wore navy blue shorts, green shirts and an orange neckerchief.

Mr Linwood worked at a men's tailor shop called Wilson's in Kneesworth Street, Royston, and

Mr Lawrence used to dispense medicines at a practice in Melbourn Street, Royston.

Mr Linwood also took part in King George's 25th Silver Jubilee procession in Royston.

More details about the photograph came from another Crow Nostalgia reader who said that at the time the Scoutmaster was Harold Heathfield and the assistant Scoutmaster was Harry Sermons. The Church Army captain at the time was John Benson, who was Cubmaster.

It was in the mid-1930s that one of the leading Scouts of the time, George Folly, received the King Scout award from the then Chief Scout Lord Baden-Powell during an event at Hatfield Park.


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