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1st Shenstone Scout troop on Sunday Parade, 1962. Picture kindly supplied by Steve Hickman.

Top contributed, reader and Stonnall history buff Steve Hickman has, once again been in touch. He’s unearthed a great photo of the Shenstone Scout Troop in their Sunday finery in 1962. Steve poses the following question:

Hi Bob,

I came across this old photo the other day. It was taken in 1962 on the car park of Shenstone Railway Station. It shows the 1st Shenstone Scout troop on Sunday Parade. I am not going to admit to which one is me. It is interesting to see the changes to the Station Building when compared to street view on Google eath. Suprisingly few really. I’m bet some of these guys are the parents (maybe grandparents) of today’s Shenstone scout troop. I wonder if anyone has any other photos of this group?

Be Prepared!!


Steve raises an interesting side issue here. Shenstone Station is a lovely building, which I love dearly. Why were British Rail allowed to remove some of it’s best features – namely the lovely, ornate chimneys and glass entrance canopy? The footbridge, of course, went with electrification, but it’s sad to see a handsome old friend was truncated in this manner.

I thank Steve for yet another wonderful contribution, and if you have anything to add, please comment here or mail me at BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com, cheers.

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