THE 60th anniversary of an historic building given to the scouts to use was celebrated in Wirral.
In 1952 Roger Lancelyn Green, of the Poulton Lancelyn estate in Bebington, offered the scouts the Brewhouse and two cottages to use after he saw an advert in the Bebington News.
Sadly the cottages have now been demolished but the Brewhouse, where at one time ale was produced, is still standing.
And the Baden-Powell (BP) Guild celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of the occasion with a special gathering which was attended by dignitaries.
Mr Lancelyn Greenpassed away in 1987, but his wife June and son Scirard, who is the president of the BP Guild, were there to celebrate on his behalf.
Mrs Lancelyn Green said: “It first began in 1952 when Roger saw an article in the Bebington News asking if anyone could provide the scouts with headquarters. He replied and offered the scouts the use of the Brewhouse and two cottages.
“The cottages were vandalised over time and have now gone, but the Brewhouse is still standing.
“Over the years, BP Guild members have installed a kitchen and toilets, plus two clocks in the Brewhouse. Scirard has added bells in the tower which play a tune.
“It was lovely to see so many visitors and dignitaries filling the Brewhouse for the 60th anniversary celebrations.
“Chair of the Guild, Muriel Waller, read an account of the history written by Len Marshall, who is a surviving founder member of the Guild along with myself from 1952.
“I unveiled a drawing of the Brewhouse by Len, along with a framed photograph of Roger and Len together.
“It was a very special occasion with a buffet supper, and it was wonderful to see Roger’s work remembered.
“We are very thankful for all the support given to Poulton Hall by the BP Guild.”