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Updated on the 22nd of January 2018
New events -
District night hike
There is a District organised night hike on Friday the 26th of January. The start point will be at the lay-by/car park opposite Owd Betts, meeting at 19.15. We are hiking over the moors to reach a memorial to an old Scout
“...the Molyneux memorial cross on Whittle Hill remembers Flying Officer Geoffery Molyneux who was a navigator on one of the two Shackleton WL743s that crashed into the Irish sea on 11th January 1955, killing Geoffery and 17 colleagues. This was a non-combat exercise, the aircraft had taken off from different airstrips and were heading for different areas of the Irish sea. No wreckage or bodies were recovered. An Irish trawler netted a Shackleton engine some years later; it seems likely that the two aircraft collided in mid-air but it is still, to this day, uncertain as to what actually happened.
Geoffery was co-founder of one of the Bury scout groups - and here the information becomes sketchy - I believe it was St John with St Mark's Bury, however I do not know who lays the wreath of poppies at the memorial every year. Geoffery was a fellow scout and we intend to remember him on Friday...”
We estimate being back at the car park by 22.15.
If you are interest in taking part please let us know so we have an idea of numbers.
You will need hiking boots, a waterproof jacket, a spare warm layer, hat, gloves, and a head torch. Suitable trousers must be worn - no denim/jeans.
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Somme trip 2016
After months of planning and preparation we finally completed our first international trip. At 19.00 on the 27th of October we set off in the minibus, making excellent (and unexpected) time on the motorway and arriving at Plymouth at around 01.00, hours ahead of our predicted time. Tijs allowed us to board an earlier train and fit much more into our trip on the French side. We visited many memorials, and saw many thousands of graves to the men who fell in the Great War, many of them never found and having no known grave. We attended the moving service at Thiepval Memorial to the Missing. Each of our Scouts had been given the name of a Middleton man who had died at the Somme and we found their names on the memorial walls and left poppy crosses and wreaths (kindly donated by the Middleton Branch of the Royal British Legion).
We were hosted by the amazing Scouts and Leaders of the Groupe Saint-Martins Amiens who provided us with a campsite, the use of their activity centre and treated us to local french food. They even took us to meet the Mayor of Amiens! We are keeping in touch with them and hope to plan further events together in future, both virtually online and maybe even meeting up again sometime.
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