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Caton 1910

Local News, Caton

Unknown newspaper, October 29th, 1910


The Scout movement is making rapid progress in the village, both boy and girl detachments having dur­ing the past few weeks been formed. On Saturday last the boys were present at the review by the Mayor of Lancaster. They marched to Skerton early in the afternoon to join all the other scouts in the district, and after being inspected at the Town­ Hall, Lancaster, they returned to Skerton (Beaumont Grange) for tea, and then marched home again, reaching Caton about 7-30 p.m.

The girl guides also had their first “field practice” on Saturday, and under the instructions of Miss Robinson, (captain), Miss Caton (lieutenant), and Miss Hedley (patrol leader) an instructive afternoon was spent in the Quarry, Moorside

* Isabel Caton born 1884 Isell, Cumberland boarder at Elm Grove Cottage, Caton. Teacher at C of E Infant School.

Ellen Hedley born 1891 Goole, Yorkshire living at ‘Loynelands’, Caton

Unknown newspaper, February 6th, 1911

Local news, Caton

THE SCOUT MOVEMENT.–The boy scouts and girl guides of Caton entertained their friends at the Parish Room on Monday. There was a large gathering, and a long programme of songs, duets, recitations, and dialogues con­tributed by the scouts and guides, with a sketch by Messrs. T. Comber and H. Gerard, of Morecambe, songs by Mr. F. Comber, and a mandoline solo by Mrs. Pratt. Refreshments were kindly provided by Mrs. Hedley. Weekly practices and instruction meetings have been held for some time, and on Saturday an examination in signalling (semaphore) was held on the hill sides, and prizes awarded to Bessie Blezard and F. Hedley, who had only four and five mistakes out of 200 letters. Mr. Aston, of Hest Bank, who has been instructor in signalling, the examiner, expressed himself well satisfied with the progress made. The girl guides are under the care of Mrs. Hedley*, and the boy scouts under Mr. F. Comber as scoutmaster. The Vicar occupied the chair, and Misses Caton, Hedley, and Fearing also rendered assistance in entertaining the guests. The Vicar spoke of the value of the scout movement in its educational and moral aspect, and of the all-round improvement of children who joined and embraced the pre­cepts.

From Log Book kept by R.E. Wright, 4th Lancaster

* Bertha Agnes Hedley nee Bradley born 1874 in Sheffield.

Frederick Comber born 30 Nov 1886 at 38 Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster an Elementary School Teacher.

Walter James Locke – Vicar. Born 1853 Ballymascanlan, Louth, Ireland