RUBICON Venture Scout Unit Pictures
I have been associated with Rubicon V.S.U. in one capacity or another since 1978.
This picture is of the grand opening of Breadsall Scout Hut on the Saturday 18th of May 1985. Both the Scout and Guide County Commissioners attended the opening ceremony. Pictured are members of Rubicon cooking sausages, from the left me, Claire Munson, Robin Sibson, John Blount, Andrew King, Robert Taylor, Michael Crowe and David Elks. The alter fire was temporarily erected for the day and is still standing now.
This is a lunch time stop during a back packing expedition from Taddington to Waterhouses. We are at the Horseshoe Inn in Longnor on the 10th April 1993. The expedition members were Paul Furmston, Paul Gamblen, Rich Martin, Robert Tatton-Jones.We had camped the first night at Cold Springs Farm in Buxton, the second night at the Butcher's Arms, and the third night in Alstonfield.
This is on the same expedition sitting outside the Butchers Arms waiting for it to open after a long days walking.
This is Rubicon departing from a campsite near Yew Tree farm, Coniston in August 1993. Pictured from the left are Rich Martin, Michael Bailey, Sarah Withey, William Bugg, Adrian Seal, Me, Andy Gregory, Ann-Marie Gregory, Paul Gamblen, James Bardill, Paul Furmston and Francis Moffat.
In August 1997 Rubicon hired the 'Merlin' from the London Narrowboat Project. We navigated round the the 104 miles and 119 locks of the Warwickshire ring. This is us stopping to fill up with water near Curdworth. We had been to Drayton Manor park earlier in the day. Present were Adrian Seal, Sarah Withey, Me, Matt Smith, Helen Smith, Clare Preedy, Sam Owen, Paul Allen and John Marsden.
This is the following day when we arrived at Gas Street Basin in Birmingham.