Sea scouts historian seeking help with yacht’s Larne visit

A former sea scouts leader is keen to learn more about a yacht’s summer visit to Larne in the 1950s as part of a history project.

Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 3:17 pm
More information is sought on the vessel's visit to Larne in the 1950s.

Peter Raymond would like to pinpoint when between 1951 and 1955 the ‘Gladwyena’ called into the town.

Peter explained: “She was manned by a troop of sea scouts from Newcastle upon Tyne called the 1st Tyne Sea Scouts.

“I am currently compiling data to help write a history of the troop for the benefit of current members and ‘old hands’ some of whom are still alive. Since the troop was started in 1913, it is now over 100 years old and we hope to attract enough interest to keep it going.

“Unfortunately, memories are somewhat hazy and there is disagreement as to when Larne was visited. It would have occurred some time in August of the

years mentioned above, probably in the last half of the month. Any help will be appreciated and mentioned in the history.”

Anyone who can help with the research is asked to email [email protected] and the information will be relayed to Peter.

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