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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

All Saints' Church, Oakleigh Road North
The Friern Barnet Photo Archive
All Saints' Church, Oakleigh Road North

This was taken at the opening day of the scout hut at All Saints' Church in Whetstone in 1953, home of the 6th Friern Barnet Scout Group
Picture added on 07 May 2014 at 18:26
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6th Friern Barnet Scout Group
This was the 6th Friern Barnet HQ, before that it was 6th East Barnet. They change the groups name when they change the parish boundaries. The group was registered in May 1930.
Added by Andy Gaul on 10 May 2014
I was a Cub and Sea Scout member of the 6th Friern Barnet Scout Group from 1947 to 1955.
The Scout Hut was built by the Scouters and others. The Sea Scouts would help on Saturdays
and we all received a Handyman proficiency badge when it was completed.
The man to the right of the photo was J Dudley Pank - the District Commissioner.
To his right was Barton the Group Scout Leader.
Last in the line in a black cassock was Bill Thatcher, the Church Verger.
The opening day was on a Sunday after morning service. I was in the Church choir and not in Sea Scout uniform. That my be me top left in cassock and surplice.
Added by Peter Geary on 18 May 2014
I'd love to know what happened to the 4th East Barnet Scout Group. Our hut was next to Oakleigh Park railway station. J Dudley Pank passed me on my 1st class hike.
Added by Kenneth Marks on 05 April 2019
Still there, Just building was rebuilt. Group still going strong.
Added by Andy Gaul on 06 April 2019
Thanks for that, Andy: good to know that the 4th East Barnet is still around. I did my 1st Class Hike with Ian Redhouse in August 1951: train to Hatfield then walked to George Bernard Shaw's house at Ayot St Lawrence ( 15 miles from home, I note . We signed the visitors' book. I wonder what happened to Ian, or any of my other pals in the 4th E B. I'm 82 now so . . .
Added by Kenneth Marks on 07 April 2019
Along with some others I'm trying to record the history of Scouting in our old District – Finchley, Friern Barnet and Golders Green. Originally just Finchley, in 1964 a number of North London Groups joined forces and the District became Finchley and Friern Barnet. Then, in 1971 Groups from Golders Green joined. From 2008, that District became part of a much bigger area covering the whole of the Borough of Barnet

I wonder if anyone may be able to help us in some way. I’m looking for material that relates to the six Friern Barnet Groups to supplement information and photos that we already have.

Of course, if you know about the Finchley and Golders Green groups we'd love to hear about them as well.

You can see some of the work that we've done so far at www.barnetscouts.com/a-history-of-scouting-in-barnet/finchley-friern-barnet-golders-green-district-history
Added by Andrew Rush on 12 May 2022
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