MEMORABILIA - A PICTURE PAINTS A THOUSAND WORDS
The above photo is of a Boy Scouts fete held in the 1950s at the Old School, Badsey. A lot of the boys in the photo will now in their 60s and 70s, and it would not be too difficult for them to identify themselves.
The Boy Scouts used the Old School as their headquarters, hence the banner on the wall, the Boy Scouts motto 'Be Prepared'. The table shows various annnuals and toys of the period. The Old School later became the Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford Branch of the Royal British Legion. Which it was up until just a few years ago, when it became the Freedom Cafe and the 'Pub In A Club'.
It is fitting then that this venue is being used for a Memorabilia Evening on Friday 8th March 2019 by the Badsey Society. The evening, which starts at 7.30pm, is an excuse for the Society members, and also non-members, to get together for a pint and a chin-wag. Villagers are asked to bring along photos, or other memorabilia which may be of interest. History does not have to be hundreds of years ago, like the above photo, something in living memory can be just as fascinating.
If this evening is
successful then it could be repeated every other month.
charity organizations and groups in Badsey and the Vale, if you want an
hour of fun and music for your members then why not get the ChORD-ITES to
visit and entertain
you with their seven-piece ukulele band. Sorry, they don't do weekend,
or outdoor gigs.
To see a video of them on YouTube then click here
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