‘Open Morning’

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Group Scout Leader  and Chairman would like to thank all the Leaders, parents and children for attending today’s ‘Open Morning’.

The event was an overwhelming success at which the group took receipt of its new minibus and a number of items of new equipment. The Group would like to personally thank the ‘Big Lottery’ fund, ‘Coop Community Fund’, Ipswich Rotary Club, Suffolk Probation Service, Ridgeons and Colin Bloomfield to name but a few. Today’s event, the recent hall decoration/kitchen and new equipment would not have been possible without the generous support of these and several more organisations. Mike Summer of Moons Cycles personally delivered the group new bicycles in conjunction with Suffolk Police accident reduction unit.

Thanks to James Ager for the photos..

Our new equipment and hall works will enable the group to continue to grow and support it’s children and volunteers in their activities.


Open Morning

We are making an invitation to all parent(s) to an ‘Open Morning’ on the 28th October 2012

from 10am to 12pm at our Cliff Lane Headquarters. Refreshments will be provided.

We shall be announcing further details of our forthcoming Group Camp and shall be taking receipt of exciting new group equipment. It is anticipated that a photographer shall be attending to take photographs of the children with some of the new equipment.

In order to adequately prepare refreshments we would be most grateful if you could confirm attendance by forward your details to gsl@18thipswich.org.uk

Thank you in advance for your time and we very much look forward to the 18th Ipswich having your support enabling us to benefit the children.

Orwell District Bonfire Night

Orwell District Bonfire Night Saturday 27th October 2012

at Hallowtree Campsite Gates Open at 5.30 pm

Judging of Fancy Dress and Pumpkins will take place at 6.30 pm

For safety reasons NO SPARKLERS will be allowed

Tickets – £4.00 Before the event and £5.00 on the night.

For tickets please email – fireworks@18thipswich.org.uk

Newsletter – October 2012

Please see attached 18th Ipswich Scout Group – NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2012.

VOTE – Online Payment for Subs

If the group could offer the facility of paying your childs Subs online, would this be something you would support ?


Any questions or enquires please email : vote@18thipswich.org.uk

Historic Court Discovered – Ipswich Sports Club

The 18th Ipswich Scout group formed in 1926. Since 1936 it has been based in a property on Cliff Lane, Ipswich. Originally the property formed part of the Cobbold Family estate, known locally as ‘Holywells’.

In 1935, following the demise of a senior family member ‘John Dupuis Cobbold’, the estate was broken down into ‘lots’ and sold off to various individuals and bodies. ‘Holywells Park’ was purchased by Lord Woodbridge (Arthur Churchman) and gifted to the town of Ipswich in 1936. At this time a farm was located on the boundaries of the park, and being part of the parcel land gifted to the town. ‘Ipswich Borough Council (IBC)’ rented the farm to a local dairy farmer. Little was known about a ‘hall’ shaped building tucked inside the woodland between the park and farm, and council records indicate a request by the farmer to create a cowmen’s house. However since the farmer was behind with his rent the request was turned down. Subsequently the Scout master of a newly formed group (Mr Pickersgill) requested use of the semi derelict building, to which the council agreed at 10 shillings per year. In recent years the group has been struggling to raise funds due to the constrained financial climate.  An early question was raised to a letterhead/stationary discrepancy. Why is the premises referred to as a ‘Rackets Court’?

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