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When the NCB hiredopen hall hall at Lambton, had it's lead pinched and the group decided they would try to build their own HQ. Local people and businesses raised money, along with the group, they purchased some land for £400.00 from Lord Lambton.




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When the NCB hired hall at Lambton, had it's lead pinched and the group decided they would try to build their own HQ. Local people and businesses raised money, along with the group, they purchased some land for £400.00 from Lord Lambton. George Vardy who has taken the groups gear to camp for 50 years for free, gave the group JCB's and equipment; and local tradesmen and labourers, scouts, committee,  Harry Harvey, and Don Laverick all gave time for free to build the hall we now have, Robert Forster House.

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A newspaper reports the hall ready to open in 1975 . In the picture leaders Fred Forster, Neil Smith, John Bedlington, and cub scouts Ian Smith (J+B Coachworks), and Mark Blunt

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Work was hard and long until disaster struck when while waiting for the roofers gales came and blew the gables and roof trusses over. Men cried. How could everyone continue? But they found money and strength and finished what they had started. In fact the sight of the devastation, meant local people were more willing to help and fund raise.

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Finally in 1975 the hall was completed and the county secutary mrs Mary Vasey opened the hall and 1st Burnmoor headquarters was named after it's old group scout master, Robert Forster house.


Work was hard and long until disaster struck when while waiting for the roofers gales                           A newspaper reports the hall ready to open in 1975

came and blew the gables and roof trusses over. Men cried. How could everyone continue?.           In the picture leaders Fred Forster, Neil Smith, John Bedlington,
But they found money and stength and finished what they had started.                                                    and cub scouts Ian Smith (J+B Coachworks), and Mark Blunt.

In fact the sight of the devastation, meant local people were more willing to help and fundraise.