Virtual Tour

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1: Title
2: First exhibition at 45th Blackpool (St Christopher’s) Scouts Open Day in 1958
3: First Large Exhibition held at Greystone Heath School in 1967
4: Hon Betty Clay and Gervas at our Gilwell Reunion Display in 2000
5: Baden Owl Mascot ofBe Prepared – The Story of Scouting
6: Visit by Trustees David Thornton, Ron Loomes, Colin Ovenden, Michael Loomes, Keith Fenton, Celia Nuttall and Sammy Lee, 6th March 2000
7: Work starts on the roof, 17th April 2000
8: Building work on the 5th June 2000
9: View of Little Gem
10: View of Little Gem
11: View of Little Gem
12: Plaque carved by Honorary Architect, Roy Fisher MBE JP DL FRIBA FRTPI
13: Entrance
14: Commemorative Plaque
15: View of the main room
16: Photo of Roy Fisher MBE at the Official Opening
17: Chief Scout George Purdy and the Commemorative Plaque
18: New Acquisitions Cabinet
19: New Acquisitions Cabinet’s Contents
20: Welcome Board
21: Main room looking West
22: Main room looking East
23: Staircase Adjoining the main room
24: Baden-Powell, The Defender of Mafeking cabinet
25: Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Chief Scout of the World cabinet
26: Displays above the cabinets
27: Dr John Frederick Wilkinson, Blackpool’s First Scout Cabinet
28: Oil painting ofWilkie
29: First of the Decade Boards
30: and the displays above them
31: 1st Fleetwood Scouts’ Trek Cart
32: 1st Fleetwood Scouts’ Trek Cart
33: BP’s Footprint
34: Royal Mail celebretes Centenary of Scouting
35: The Centenary of Scouting and 21st World Jamboree 2007
36: Scouting in Lancashire
37: Badges, Badges, Badges
38: Mafeking Pub Table
39: Table displays and Badge Books
40: Looking towards theJohn F Wilkinson Wing
41: More of the decade boards
42: Models Cabinet
43: The balcony from the main room
44: Displays under the stairs
45: Stairs to the balcony and library
46: Display Boards on the balcony
47: Display Boards on the balcony
48: Display Boards on the balcony
49: Awards, Badges and Plumes cabinet
50: Looking towards the library
51: Display cabinets on the balcony
52: World Scout Jamboree 2007 logbook compiled by Jonathon Nixon
53: The ever-popular chess set
54: Mafeking Centenary Moot 2007
55: Entrance to the library
56: Displays over the book cases
57: Awards Cabinet
58: Tin-tin’s predecessor by Markus Mayer
59: Library Table and internal window
60: Stanley Boughey V.C. Plaque
61: Views from the balcony
62: Views from the balcony
63: Views from the balcony
64: Views from the balcony
65: Views from the balcony
66: Stairs down
67: Duty Curator’s Room door
68: Duty Curator’s Room
69: Michael Loomes in the Duty Curator’s Room
70: Ron Loomes in the Store
71: Wilkie Boxes in the storage racks
72: Chief Scout George Purdy’s Countdown at the official opening 21st July 2000
73: County Cub Scout Challenge
74: Members of the County Contingent for the World Jamboree 2007
75: Jonathan, Patrick and Matthew Steen of 1st Fleetwood
76: Ron Loomes with a group doing Kim’s Game in the library
77: Michael Loomes telling a story
78: 1st Goosnargh playing Story of Scouting Dominoes
79: Lt Col Mike Glover after unveiling the Stanley Boughey V.C. Plaque
80: Trustees Michael Loomes, Rev Keith Fenton, Elizabeth Rothwell, David Thornton, Audrey Forster MBE, Colin Ovenden MBE and Ron Loomes
81: Olave Owl, Mascot of Be Prepared – The Story of Guiding
82: Work on the John F Wilkinson Wingbegins on 23rd January 2006
83: Progress on theJohn F Wilkinson Wing 4th March 2006
84: Work on the John F Wilkinson Wing roof 1st April 2006
85: Entrance to the John F Wilkinson Wing, Be Prepared – The Story of Guiding
86: Plaque carved by Hon Architect, Roy Fisher MBE BArch CDtJ DL FRIBA FRTPI
87: Official Opening Plaque
88: Olave Owl’swelcome
89: Entrance to Be Prepared – The Story of Guiding
90: Main Display Cabinets
91: Main display cabinets
92: West wall
93: Olave Lady Baden-Powell, World Chief Guide
94: Patricia Butterworth, The World Chief Guide’s Artist
95: Displays on the East Wall
96: Displays on the East wall
97: South wall display cabinets
98: Part of the Lesley Knight Collection
99: Displays on the South wall
100: Entrance to Be Prepared – The Story of Scouting
101: Display cabinets in the Entrance
102: The door to Patricia’s Store
103: Guiding memorabilia in Patricia’s Store
104: Honorary Architect Roy Fisher unveiling the Commemorative Plaque to mark the official opening of the John F Wilkinson Wing with the help of Chief Commissioner GirlguidingUK, Wendy Graham and his Grandson, Cameron Dee on 8th July 2006
105: 55/59th Preston (St Anthony’s) Brownie Guides
106: 7th Crosby (St Mary’s, Waterloo) Guides
107: Members of Blackpool Trefoil Guild
108: 1st Grindleton Brownie Guides
109: Logos
110: The Little Gem at Waddecar Scout Activity Centre in Lancashire, England