The photo id for this photograph is 1568, in the People album.

Taxal Scout Band

Taxal Scout Band win four trophies June 1976

Photograph added 15th May 2016


Comment 1

Left by R. S-S on the 11th June 2016

I remember Jim Longson; I think he lived up Elnor Lane.

He was in the second world war and was captured by the enemy. He wrote a book about it; I think he may have even escaped.

He had a son also called Jim; he was killed in a motorbike accident on the road to Chapel when he was very young. Perhaps 16 or 17.

I might be able to find out.

R. S-S

Comment 2

Left by Rachel on the 23rd Nov 2016

Thats my grandad

Comment 3

Left by G . Jackson on the 3rd December 2016

Jim did write a book about his exploits at Arnhem, operation Market Garden, the film 'A Bridge Too Far' was all about it. I have a signed copy of the book if anyone wants to borrow it.

Comment 4

Left by Nikki on the 11th July 2020

Also my great grandfather, married to Barbara and had daughter Helen, son Andrew and late son James. Interesting fact, was captured by the Germans and escaped by making a key out of soap.

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