The 5th Evesham (1st Badsey) Scout Group, 1948

The Badsey Scout group was formed shortly after WW2. This photograph taken in 1948 was kindly lent to us by Robert Hall.

Back Row: Tony Vale, John Haines Morris Salter.
4th Row: David Edwards. David Auty, John Andrews.
3rd Row: Skip Blake (off picture), Trevor Padfield, Maurice Welch, Charles Perkins, Neil Harris, Charles Chamberlain, Lawrence Mitchell, Dennis Knight, John Bennett, Oliver Willet, Kenneth Michell, Cecil Andrews.
2nd Row: Robert Hall, Kenneth Haines, Leslie Stewart, Tony Rose, Roger Martin, Graham Corbett, Erie Salter, Robin Sandford, Geoffrey Meadows, John Padfield, Morris Stewart, John Hatcher, Lawrence Vernon, Clinton Evans, Geoffrey Jones.
Front Row: David Rouse, Brian Tomkins, Ronald Salter, Patrick Hatcher, Brian Herman, Gary Young, Malcolm Stewart, Tony Bennett, Terry Brotherton, John Jelfs, Arthur Sears.

In the same year that this photograph was taken the Evesham Standard (14 August 1948 p.3) ran an article French Scouts at Badsey. A troop of scouts from Verdun visited Badsey and their Scoutmaster Jean Ducasse opened the Badsey Scout Fete held on the vicarage lawn. He invited the Badsey scouts to visit Verdun the following year.

The photo was taken at the rear of the scout hut which is now the Royal British Legion Club. The old building in the background was used to billet prisoners of war, but was derelict at the time the picture was taken. The land was later bought by Alan Marshall as a lorry park for Marshalls Transport. He later renovated the property and turned it into a large family home. This was then demolished and Manorside was built in its place.

This is an assortment of old photographs from the village of Badsey in Worcestershire.

Updated 13 August 2013.