My Grandfather, Sidney Charles Richardson was a keen scouting person and was the skipper of these two crews from 1929 until around 1941 when he left after being conscripted.
I think that they are worth a look at because they give an insight into scouting in the 30's and early 40s. They give a bit of a view into the second world war too. One of the pages (Book one page 79) contains a certificate earned by my Grandfather and signed by none other than Lord Baden Powell of Gilwell himself.
One of the interesting things about these logs are the illustrations by Harry Mathews that fill the pages. They are first class and well worth looking at. I think he was a cartoonist at the Barnsley Chronicle.
There are 4 ways of viewing these logs:
|9th Barnsley Rover Crew 1 March 1929 until June 1937||PDF 40mb||PDF 325mb||Page of thumbs||Page at a time|
|20th Barnsley (central) rover crew Aug 5th 1938 to February 1941||PDF 12mb||PDF 87mb||Page of thumbs||Page at a time|
|Various programmes of activities A clip from the Barnsley Evening Chronicle mentioning the log. These are pasted in to the back of the first log||Page of thumbs||Page at a time
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There is a poignant reminder of these times in the second log (page 78) where my grandad pasted a letter he received from a Rover (Henry Charles Lee Youel) sent from the HMS Picotee. A corvette that was torpedoed with no survivors.
The photograph of the plaque below is self explanatory really. Click it to download a zip of the original full sized photograph.
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