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B-P at the Parade in 1917

This rather battered photograph of Matlock youngsters in the 1920s shows the 5th Matlock Scout Troop, with leader William Harold Briggs[1]. The 5th Matlock were attached to All Saint's Church on Smedley Street.

Back row:
Unknown Scout/Rover (slightly forward) | Unknown Scout (to left of Troop's flag) | Unknown Scout/Rover (between the flags) | Unknown Scout/Rover (to the right of the Scout flag)

First row from the back:
Unknown Scout/Rover | 7 Unknown Scouts (standing beside or behind the bench) | Unknown Scout/Rover | Unknown Scout/Rover

Seated on the bench:
Unknown scout | William Harold Briggs | Unknown Leader | Unknown scout

Seated on the ground:
None known (7 Scouts)

Please email the web mistress if you can identify any of the missing names. Thank you :-)

Photograph in the collection of and provided by and © Ken Smith.
Image scanned for this website and information researched by and © Ann Andrews Intended for personal use only

References (coloured links are to transcripts and information elsewhere on this web site):

[1] William Harold Briggs was born in Matlock in 1902, the second child of William and Bessie (nee Chadwick). William was a draper's assistant, although he later became a clothier manager. The family lived on Smedley Street and later on Farley Hillside
William in 1891 | Bessie in 1891 | the family in the 1901 census. In Kelly's Directory of 1941 he is shown as an Upholsterer and living on Dimple Road, Matlock. He was the Scoutmaster of 5th Matlock, All Saint's Troop. By 1952 W H Briggs had become District Scout Commissioner.