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Where the Scout room was

The photograph was taken of a visit to Matlock by F. Haydn Dimmock, editor of "The Scout", a weekly magazine that was read all over the world. Haydon Dimmock did an enormous amount to promote scouting and young boys were enthralled by his campside yarns[1].

In the photo are Miss Joan Tinton, Cub Leader[1], F. Haydn Dimmock, Harold Fletcher, District Scout Commissioner, and Harold Briggs who eventually became District Scoutmaster. It was taken in Harold Fletcher's home in the very early fifties.

Photograph, names and information provided by and © Bernard Gale.
Further research by Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.


[1] The Times, Wednesday, Apr 27, 1955. Obituary notice for F. Haydn Dimmock M.B.E. said he edited the Scout for 36 years, from 1918 onwards, and published adventure books. He had been severely wounded during WW1. He worked closely with Baden-Powell and loved his work: "a glorious adventure, my life's work". Apart from B-P, he did more to promote the Scout movement than anyone else.

[2] Joan Tinton moved to Bamford and died in 2007.