3rd Billericay Cubs and 4th Billericay Scouts
When I was a Cub I went to the Church Hall which was opposite Buttsbury Junior School and it was the 3rd Billericay. We had very good Arkalas; we had a Mrs Smith who lived over at Buckwyns, her brother ran a shop up the High Street where he used to sell vegetables. The other one was a lady who also lived over in that area and they were very good cub leaders.
When we reached the stage to go up to Scouts there was no existence of a 3rd Billericay Scouts there, so we were forced to go up to 4th Billericay which meant we had to go to the hall by the side of the Rising Sun. My father went along to the first meeting and as a result of nobody else putting their name forward he was made Vice Chairman and he soon became Chairman of the 4th Billericay Scouts.
The shed behind the Rising Sun is alas no more. It was demolished in 2016 as part of the development of the site. Editor