St Pauls Church Boy Scouts in 1955

Stockton’s St Paul’s Church Boy Scouts going to camp on the back of one of Devereux trucks to Pateley Bridge, Saturday 30 July, 1955.

My name is Keith James I am 68 years young, went to Newham Grange Secondary Modern School in the 1950’s and worked at Head Wrightson’s Steel Foundry.  I joined the Royal Navy in 1961 and served 22 years. I am now retired and live on the south coast in Fareham, Hampshire.  My sister Mrs Pamela Bullock nee James still lives in Stockton. With regard to the pictures I am 2nd in the line, the front lad was called Ian ?? and the 7th lad called Camble Claud Bosenquet. The Devereux truck was possibly driven by Mr Devereux himself. I have been in touch with the Devereux Family a few years ago and they showed extreme kindness to me and my wife Margaret.

Photographs courtesy of Keith James.

5 thoughts on “St Pauls Church Boy Scouts in 1955

    • The lad back-row fourth left is Owen Turnbull, he went to Newtown then Grangefield, the lad front-row third left is Tony Jackson.


  1. Is the third boy in the line Christine Klinkie’s younger brother,the boy behind Garth Flack looks like Brian Fletcher who was later the singer in the Panthers,in January 1964 they turned professional & changed their name to 1234five so they did not get confused with the Liverpool Panthers,they supported Herman’s Hermits,Freddie & The Dreamers,The Merseybeats,Jess Conrad,The Mindbenders & Wee Willie Harris.


  2. Thanks for posting this Keith. I’m Tony Jackson fourth from the front. I also see Brian Shaw and Garth Flack and possibly Barry Weatherall. I remember the trip well, especially the Devereaux removal truck, because I was sick all the next day from diesel fumes.


  3. The front lad was Ian Barker & he went to Newham Grange School with you Keith,he lived around Alma or Inkerman Street,is the boy 4th in the line Tony Jackson.Your sister Pamela is married to John Bullock the Sparks footballer.


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