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Halton 1911

Halton Scout Troop Formed

Unknown newspaper, February 6th, 1911

Local news, Halton

BOY SCOUTS. — A public meeting was held in the schoolroom on Monday evening, with a view to the formation of a patrol of boy scouts. There was not a large attendance of adults, but a good many young people were present. Colonel Haggard*, of Bridge House, was in the chair, and the Rector, Rev. J. H. Hastings, who is taking a keen interest in the matter, was also present. Mr. H. J. Beeton, of Lancaster Grammar School, addressed the meeting, explaining the objects in view, and the advantages accruing from association with the movement. It was decided to form a local patrol, and fourteen boys were enrolled. Mr. Arthur Angus was appointed scout­master. The large room under the school will be available for gymnastic and other training in connection with the patrol.

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

Rev. Harold Hastings
Rev. Harold Hastings

John Harold Hastings born 1876 in Halton. Rector of Halton.

* Lt. Colonel Andrew Charles P. Haggard (1854–1923) born Bradenham Hall, Norfolk – sporting writer and novelist. Ex King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Brother of Henry Rider Haggard (1856 – 1925), famous novelist.

Arthur Angus was born 4 May 1879 at 49 Bridge Lane, Lancaster. In 1911 he is living with his wife Mary and 3 children at Church Street, Halton. His occupation is recorded as Oilcloth Trimmer.

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