Graham Cooksey of Dinas Powys, Collection

Scope and Content

Rover crew log book of 1st Llandaff Rover Scouts; photograph of Llandaff Cathedral Parish Choir; log books of 1st Radyr Scout Group camps at Kandersteg, Switzerland and Luxembourg; National Coastwatch Institution training manual; certificates; crew list; newsletters; accounts; postcards.

Administrative / Biographical History

Graham Cooksey was involved in the Scouting movement, including being a member of the Rover Scouts. The Rover Scouts were the senior section of the Boy Scouts Movement. The age of entry was 18 and the leaving age usually 24, when many progressed to become Assistant Scout Leaders. All Rover crews had their own leader who would plan all the activities. He was also a member of Llandaff Cathedral Parish Choir, and later worked as a volunteer member of the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) from 2007-2009. He was based at Nell's Point Coastwatch Station, Barry overlooking the Bristol Channel. The NCI is a voluntary organistaion which keeps a visual check along UK shores. Each station assists in the protection and preservation of life at sea and around the UK coastline.

Arrangement

Chronological within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mr Cooksey, 2006-2014.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Glamorgan Archives.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Good condition

Archivist's Note

Updated by H Thomas, May 2011 and Hannah Price, Mar 2014.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The Rover Scouts log book was given to the depositor by Ken Locke, the Rover crew leader.

Accruals

Accruals are possible.