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Scout Jamboree Sutton park

Alberta

Super Moderator
Staff member
Do any of you more mature ladies remember the Scout Jamboree in Sutton Park in 1957.
I was 15 and can still remember the red fleece jackets of the American scouts.Here in the UK the teenagers were still in drab colours.
My friends and i tried to chat up scouts of all nationalities but ending up with the ones from Newcastle,mind you they spoke a foreign language.
 

Oisin

gone but not forgotten
I remember it. :lol: I was there with me woggle... don't you remember me? - the smartest, best looking one there. 8) I was with the Birmingham 107th Bishop Latimer's troop. :p
 

Alberta

Super Moderator
Staff member
Of course, I remember remarking to my mate 'Isn't he handsome and what a smart woggle hes got'.
I bet your woggle got drenched because from what I can remember the weather was awful and some of the campsites were flooded.
 

Oisin

gone but not forgotten
Yes, it turned out a bit like Woodstock. Being a superhero, I can remember rescuing some seascouts from the floods. :wink: All that and without getting me woggle even slightly damp. :p
 

Oisin

gone but not forgotten
Looking at the scale of it in that fantastic photo, I wonder if we would be able to organise it again without going £17 billion over budget and six years late. ::)
 

barrie

master brummie
Me and a cable-jointer named Jack Smith did most of the telephone cabling for the jamboree.
 

jennyann

master brummie
Staff member
I was at British Rail New Street working when the Jamboree happened. So much organization for British Rail in connection with this event. Can it be 50 years? I travelled to Sutton Park several times to help out and it was very interesting since there were older Rover Scouts there. My friend Margaret and I had a great time and met scouts from France and the Faroe Islands.
I met an American Rover Scout from North Carolina, who was my penfriend for a couple of years. He will be coming to Sutton Park this summer for the 50th Anniversary Reunion.
 
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Wendy

Guest
Iranian Boy Scout

Here's a photo of an Iranian scout my brothers made friends with at the Sutton Park Jamboree.
 
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Lynda Harvey

Brummie Born and Bred
I feel a little bit like Max Boyce, because I can say I know to all that has been said, because I was there. I don't know whether I am getting old, but although I was about 11 in 1957, I can't remember much about it now, except that a good time was had by all
Lynda x
 

paul stacey

master brummie
hi all
cannot find many photo's of the 57 jamboree, surely there must have hundreds of photo's taken, and is there still a bartley green troop who I attended with there must be photo's of our march past , can anyone advise?
regards
paul
 
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rosiebeardsmore

Guest
hi paul, where can you find pictures of the 57 jambouree i was there not a scout tho just a visitor i was 7 yrs old at the time went with erdington homes .
 

johndavies

master brummie
I was only 6 when my dad took me to the park to see the scouts. All of the photos of that era were taken on a box brownie camera, not sure if 35mm film was available then but the small photos did tend to get easily mislaid. Probably the reason not a lot of the jamboree still exist.
 

paul stacey

master brummie
hi rosie
I don't know why there isn't more photographs of the jamboree. there must have been1000's taken. I went with the bartley green troop I cannot even find out if they are in excistance still because they must have photoed all those that went??
regards
paul
 
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rosiebeardsmore

Guest
hi paul , thanks for message yes there must be some more photos of jambouree maybe somebody else might know more . best wishes rosie
 

Arkrite

master brummie
My Dad was a passenger guard on the railways working from Walsall Station back then .I remember him coming home one day with a huge plastic sack ,almost as big as present day rubbish sack. It was full of of Scout badges from all over the world . Whatever happened to them I dont know. I cannot recall being given them to play with. Probably dad sold them to a man who knew a man who knew a another man. Some Scout must have left them on the train, bet he was sick as a parrot . I would have been.
 
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