The Hut

hut 2013The hut at the rear of Wesley Hall was built with the help of 27th Woolwich Scouters in 1930 and has been home to the 27th Woolwich Scout Group and the 6th Plumstead Common Guides.

Over the years the hut has been lovingly maintained by generations of volunteers. It has to be said that the building is well worn. Miraculously the hut is still in use today.

A couple of years ago the Scout Group tried to launch a project to replace the building but sadly they were not able to raise the funds. However, a legacy from a past Scout leader Stan Hopgood enabled the Group to carry out some modernisation while retaining the basic structure. The electrical services were upgraded, lighting upgraded, windows replaced, the inside cladding renewed and central heating installed.  There is still much to be done, but the Group has managed to keep the building usable – it is even now warm in winter!

hut1This photo shows some of the very early restoration work, many years ago!

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For several weeks the hut was used for services while the chapel was refurbished after the fire in June 2011.

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