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New HQ, 1st Silverdale Troop

Morecambe Guardian 19 January 1934:-



The Arnside Gymnastic Club gave a much appreciated entertainment in the Gaskell Memorial Hall on Thursday evening in aid of the new Headquarters of the 1st Silverdale Troop of Boy Scouts.  There was a fair attendance.  The members of the club, under the direction of Mr. H. Cliffe, gave many and varied exhibitions of gymnastic feats, etc., which were skilfully performed.  Each of the three sections of the club – the men’s, ladies’, and junior classes – contributed its quota to the programme.  Miss E. M. Cliffe (instructoress ladies class) contributed a club solo with dexterity.  Miss Miriam Nelson performed the duties of accompanist . The performances concluded with a tableau “Goodnight.”  At the interval Alderman T. W. Helme (D.T. Commissioner) expressed thanks to the club on behalf of the Silverdale Boy Scouts for their voluntary services.  Mr. Wm. Bell, of “Arncliff,” who has been president of the club for five years, responded, and said they were always delighted to go anywhere to help a good cause.  The club had now entered on its 33rd year and had a membership of 57.  The Group Scoutmaster (Mr. S. T. Whalan, Carnforth) and Mr. R. Richmond* (Scoutmaster Silverdale Troop) were present with members of the Group Committee.  

Morecambe Guardian 23 August 1935:-



A section of the 1st Silverdale Troop of Boy Scouts with their Scoutmaster (Mr. R. Richmond) have been in camp for a week at Glen Mona, Isle of Man, returning on Saturday.  On Sunday evening week they attended service at the parish church of Glen Mona. 

*Robert Randolph Richmond was born 16 January 1886 in Silverdale.

In 1891 the family was at Hollin(g)s Farm, Far Arnside. Robert’s father John H Richmond was a Farm Bailiff.

In 1911 he is living at Red Bridge, Silverdale and is now a Gardener Domestic.

1939 living at Mentone, Spring Bank Road, Silverdale with wife Margaret Louisa nee Graham married 1910 St. John, Silverdale  He is listed as gardener – domestic