De Lank mason Hedley (Ted) Methven and sculptor Donald Potter working on the statue of Robert Baden-Powell in the late 1950s.

Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell was a British Army officer, writer, and founder of the world-wide Boy Scout Movement. The statue was unveiled by the Duke of Gloucester on 12 July 1961 at Queen’s Gate, London to mark the opening of the new Scout Headquarters.

Donald Potter later acknowledged that it was Ted’s countless hours of help and co-operation that made the carving possible.

Photo courtesy of Margaret Methven

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