Bridport & West Dorset News, Views, Videos & Curiosities

Dib dib dub – three scouts in a tub

READING about how Britain now has nearly half a million Scouts I suddenly remembered that I’d once been given some tremendous pictures of a camp at Seatown in West Dorset in the mid-1930s.

So, to celebrate the news that the Scout Association of Britain has taken on 16,500 fresh recruits since January last year, its biggest membership surge in four decades, here’s a small selection.

I’ve mostly chosen ones which also show interesting bits of Dorset in the background (between Seatown and Bridport). If you can provide more information about some of the people and places in these pictures, please get in touch. Lots of people would love to hear from you.

The back end of the car, the white fence posts, the shed, the luggage, the building all suggest this could be a station. But which one?

The beach at Eype.

Standing to attention by the flagpole. Note the brimmer hats.

A final quick point for now: I do have more photographs. If you’d like to see more put up on this site, please get in touch.