Beavers learn about Town Hall’s treasures

6th Morpeth Beavers.
6th Morpeth Beavers.

A group from 6th Morpeth Beavers had an interesting time when they went to visit the town’s Mayor, Coun Jack Gebhard, at the Town Hall.

They were invited into the Mayor’s Parlour and the Council Chamber, where they were shown some of the historic treasures stored in the building.

The Beavers were fascinated by the various items, which included the ceremonial mace that dates from 1604 and is the oldest in England still in use, a shotgun used to defend St Mary’s Churchyard against grave robbers and cannon balls from the siege of Morpeth Castle.

They also learned about some of the prominent people from or linked with the town over the years, whose portraits are on display in the hall.

Activities for the group in recent weeks have included practising first aid, learning about life during the First World War and exploring Morpeth Methodist Church, as well as enjoying regular games and crafts.

Soon it will be time for Christmas activities, including carol singing with residents of St Christophers House in Kirkhill.

For information about the scouting activities provided by 6th Morpeth, go to 6thmorpethscouts.co.uk

The website includes a link to the application form for boys and girls wanting to join Beavers, Cubs or Scouts, as well information about adult volunteering. For more details on this, email the Group Scout Leader – graham.langston@talktalk.net