An inner city Scout group from Manchester, which celebrated its 100th birthday last year, starts its second century with a camp at Taxal, Whaley Bridge, later this month.
The 161st Manchester group is known as Jodrell’s Own, because of its links over nearly a century with the former Whaley Bridge landowning family. A chance meeting with Lt Col Ramsden Jodrell during World War I, when he offered them a campsite near the river Goyt, led to the historic link.
Last summer, the colonel’s grandson, Michael, who had been an honorary member of the 161st Manchester since boyhood, passed on the presidency to his son Henry.
Jodrell’s Own will hold their annual service in St James’ church, Taxal at 11am on Sunday 27 July.
Information about the group and it’s history from the Scout leader Darren Doran on 07780 978 361.