First up, an apology: the blog and 365daysofbiking journal have slipped terribly this week – sorry, but as people who follow me on social media will be aware, last weekend I really wasn’t well. Seems I’ve been overdoing it a bit and following a bit of a reality check, I’m now recovering – and catching up. Sadly, I’ve had lots of great material in which has been delayed. Apologies. Working to do what I can.
Anyway, on with the show…
The extraordinary treasury of images from Tony Portman continues apace – I will feature another school post tomorrow, I promise – but this one came in yesterday from the Young David Evans who’s been working again with Tony, and the images are lovely.
Behold, Walsall Wood’s Boys Brigade at camp in the early 1950s.
These have to bring back many memories for many readers – please feel free to comment and add yours, name the kids or give more detail.
While I’m about it, new reader Brian Rogers has contacted me, and he’s looking for old Walsall Wood school pals. He was at Walsall Wood (Streets Corner) in 1954, and would like to get in touch with anyone who remembers him. Comment here or mail me and I’ll hook you up.
David Evans said:
Walsall Wood Boys Brigade Camps, early 1950s.
Some glorious images of the Boys Brigade two-week summer camps, held at Abergele, and one held near Dover (Capel en le Ferne?) in the early 1950s.
One of the Officers seen in these images is a local man, Mr Jim Smith who before the war was an accomplished Birchfield Harrier runner who won quite a few medals.
My sincere thanks go to Tony Portman for his kindness and generosity in offering these images.
Thanks so much to David and of course Tony Portman for such huge generosity – and sorry for my poor performance in recent weeks. Working really is interfering with my leisure activities!
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