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Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:55:25

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Marlbrook resident Mike Dodman, whose family has a three-generation connection with the 1st Lickey Scout Group, is trying to document its history – which dates back more than 100 years.

He is very keen to make contact with any former scouts who were in the group in the 1940s, 50s, 60s or 70s, who are still living in the local area and would be willing to chat about their memories.

Readers may remember meeting at the Scout Hut on Rose Hill (now a private house) or helping with the group’s successful fundraising jumble sales.

Mike also wants to try and find a family with a four-generation link with 1st Lickey. The eventual aim is to publish the group’s history online.

If you can help, contact Mike at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 0121 445 2663 or 07866 389528.

Above: The Scout pack in November 1961, with Scoutmaster Howard Squire in the centre. Mike tells us that Howard lived on Rose Hill and was a WW2 Spitfire pilot (although he spent much of the war in a POW camp).

He was a teacher before and after the war. His wife was also a teacher, at the C of E infant school at the top of Rose Hill – this building became the Scout Hut from the 1950s to 2005.

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