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Photos of Norman Addiss of Aylburton 1899 to 1975.

A photo of the Addis family of Alvington

They are mainly concerning my uncle Norman Addiss of Aylburton 1899 to 1975.

The first picture : Norman, just after his 18th Birthday with his sister Margaret (Maggie) who was just 17 years.

The 2nd picture : Norman on the occasion of his marriage to Dora Alice Hewlett 31 October 1927. They rented Milling House, Aylburton, Where they lived for the rest of their lives.

The following is from a tribute by Mr H S Bright, Chairman FOD Scout Council 1950-1973;
‘The most outstanding career in the scouting movement must surely be that of Norman Addiss.  Patrol leader Addiss ran the first Aylburton and Lydney troop when its’ leaders joined the Forces during the First World War and in 1919 he received his warrant as a scouter.  He became the first Assistant District Commissioner for the area, taking charge when Major C P Ackers, the District Commissioner was away.

His dedicated service to scouting resulted in the award of the Medal of Merit in 1940:
The Wood Badge in 1944, Bar to the Medal of Merit in 1950 and the Silver Acorn in 1964. His long spell as Group Scout Leader of the 1st Aylburton and Lydney ended in 1965, after which he continued his membership of the FOD Scout Council as a member of the executive committee and was appointed to inspect visiting camps’

Margaret Partridge (niece of Norman)

Terry Mills added (November 2020): "... I was a Cub, Scout, Senior Scout, in the troop and Mr Addiss was allways there. I will never understand why he wasn't awarded the Silver Wolf, the top award scouting could give".

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