The above photograph shows a group of local scouts
from the 4th Matlock Troop at Matlock Station, waiting to board
the train for Barmouth. They were to say at a camp site at Orielton
Gardens, Barmouth, which was in a lovely wooded position. It was
in the grounds of a large house owned and run by the Cooperative
In the picture are:
Brian Hobbs, near left side; David Carter, Scoutmaster; Les Geeson,
Group Scoutmaster on the right, near the steps.
1. Preparing to go
The pre-camp preparation was done in
the scout room next to the Boat House Hotel, Matlock.
be a familiar sight to any scout who has helped get ready for camp.
Sorting out the kit.
David Carter, Les Geeson and Brian Hobbs.
Checking tent pegs.
Graham Spencer, Les Geeson and David Carter. Others unknown
2. Camp activities
Three Matlock scouts cooking, complete with stick to help create
From the left:
Unknown scout | Graham Spencer (in the middle), his father was
the signalman at Matlock Bath | Unknown scout
Tent and patrol inspection
David Carter, Scoutmaster, 4th Matlock Troop inspecting patrol.
Scouts are (from the tent): Graham Spencer | Ken Smith | Two unknown
| [Mr. Carter] | one unknown scout (half hidden) | Brian Slater
| then David Fearn who is behind the ropes, hands on hips
Troop visiting Harlech Castle
No names known
Also known to have attended this camp:
Mrs. Marjorie Geeson and her two sons, Jamie and John.
email the web mistress if you were either at the camp or
can identify anyone. Thank you :-)