Former town Scout group

Mike Stevenson's photograph of the 19th Ilkeston St Bartholomews (Hallam Fields) Scout group in 1952.
Mike Stevenson's photograph of the 19th Ilkeston St Bartholomews (Hallam Fields) Scout group in 1952.

AN EX-ILKESTONIAN has emailed in this photograph from 50 years ago, showing a former Scout group from the town.

The 19th Ilkeston St Bartholomews (Hallam Fields) Scout group existed from 1951 to 1954, according to Mike Stevenson, and this photograph was taken in the Jubilee year of 1952, which was also the 50th anniversary of Scouting in Ilkeston.

Mike said the picture was taken at a New Year’s Day party in the Hallam Fields schoolrooms.

“I’m not 100 per cent certain of the names of everyone present, but if published no doubt some of the uncertainties may be corrected or completed in due course,” he said.

He could put a name to many faces but not all of them. If you recognise anyone, email news@ilkestonadvertiser.co.uk. For the full list of names which Mike knew, see our website.

On the back row are Janice Allen, Mrs Allen, Mrs Lynn, Mr Smith and Mr Riley.

On the third tow ared Edward Marshall, Frederick Bingham, John Green, Phillip Riley, Maurice Lynn, James Daykin, Tony Aldred and Mr J. Stevenson on the third row.

On the second row are Mrs Hutsby, Arthur Hutsby, Graham Smith, Arthur Gregory, Michael Bellaby, Scoutmaster Rev Stanley Bridge, Tony Flowers, Francis Allen, Michael Stevenson and Mrs D Stevenson

And on the front are Graham Holmes, Raymond Gregory, G. Woodhouse, Alan Bailey, Alan Overton, Joan Stevenson.

As an ex-Ilkestonian, I still take an interest in local events both past and present via the Ilkeston Advertiser.

As it is the Ilkeston Scouts Centenary year I wondered whether the attached photograph would be of interest for inclusion in the Memory Lane section of the Advertiser ?.

The 19th Ilkeston, St. Bartholomews (Hallam Fields)Scout Group existed during the period 1951 - 1954, the Scoutmaster being the Rev. Stanley Bridge, the group closing on departure of the Scoutmaster.

The photograph of Scouts, Cubs, Parents and other family members was taken at a New year’s day party, 1952, held in the Hallam Fields Schoolrooms. I have a fairly detailed ‘history’ of the group with photographs, including a similar photograph of just the Scouts and Cubs taken at this event, which was published in the Advertiser at that time.

Yours sincerely

Mike (Michael) Stevenson

PS I’d prefer anyone responding to the photograph to do so direct to the Advertiser.