Methodist church hall scouts

Anybody remember any of the boy scouts from Tilbury metherdist church hall Calcuta road that went camping to Dunkeld Scotland around the 50s or 60s?

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  • Seems we are relating to two different trips. In 1958/59 I would have been 19/20 years old and working in London. No problems though. Many happy memories of the 5th Tilbury Scouts and Wesley Hall, and “Fung’art” Farm.

    By Jim Chapple (09/02/2016)
  • The only ones I can remember myself ron hill and terry Brett if that’s any help

    By David Good (08/02/2016)
  • This item reminded me of a further camping trip that I made with the 5th Tilbury Scouts. One year we went to Somerset and camped near Watchet. I think it was near St Audrey’s Bay. My strongest memory is a trip to Cheddar Gorge and Wells Cathedral, where we encountered one of Harris’s coaches with a party on tour from Thurrock! Again this would probably have been in the mid 1950’s. “Mac” and John MacGlennon were certainly there, but other names escape me at this time. Is there anyone else out there who recalls this event?

    By Jim Chapple (08/02/2016)
  • Hi Jim I was ten years old when I moved from Newcastle to Tilbury which was in 1956 I didn’t join the scouts till I was about 12 or 13 which would make it about 58 59 do you remember climbing mount cragie bairn or sinking an old boat on the Locke wonder we didn’t drown I think there was a ron smith, definitely ron hill terry Brett and myself

    By David Good (08/02/2016)
  • I remember that we (5th Tilbury -Wesley Hall Scouts) travelled on the train to Dunkeld and Birnham Station. From there we went to Fungarth Farm (pronounced Fung’art) where we set up camp, in very wet weather. The wet weather seemed to prevail for most of the time we were in Scotland. I recall that our tents mostly comprised old Army bell tents, so we had quite a few in each. From memory ‘Mac’ MacGlennon was there together with his son John, sadly both no longer with us. I can recall going trekking with John, up and down what I thought were ‘mountains’ although I guess they were nearer tall hills. Many a bog was encountered which resulted us returning to camp sodden. None of the sofisticated camping and walking equipment we have today. Guess in many ways it prepared me for the outdoor life in the Lake District where I now reside. I guess that I was probably 14/15 years old, so it was nearer 1953/54. Have difficulty remembering others who were there. Any reminders appreciated!

    By Jim Chapple (07/02/2016)

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