Bury St Edmunds seeking former "Woodies"

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Bury St Edmunds’ Woodcraft Folk Pioneers are looking for former ‘Woodies’ to visit their group night to tell them more about what it was like when they did Woodcraft as children.

James, 11, says, “If you were in Woodcraft when you were young, why not come along to share your memories with us?”
The group plans to collect the stories and use them to help plan their future group nights, and perhaps even re-enact some photos or activities!

Our group was set up a few months ago as part of a funded project to bring more groups to the Eastern region. We know that there were several groups in the BSE area from the late 1960s, led by Ernie Broom, so are seeking former members to visit and tell their stories. If you have any memorabilia – clothing, badges, photos, please do bring those along.

Development Officer Susan says “I’ve spoken with Ernie and was amazed to find out just how many young people were involved with Woodcraft Folk in the Bury St Edmunds area at one time! We appreciate that many of these may have moved away now, but it would be great to link up with any that are still in the area and find out their stories and memories of Woodcraft Folk.”

Parent helper Sarah says, “Our Pioneer group is pretty new and none of our adult helpers were in WCF as a child – we’d love to hear from you if you were. We will even make you a cup of tea.”

Bury St Edmunds Pioneers meet on Tuesdays term-time , currently in the Nowton Park Walled Garden, from 6.15-7.45pm. If you aren’t able to come along on a Tuesday, please chat via Facebook. New members, aged 9-12 years old, are also very welcome at any time.