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August 2011 – brickwork commences

In June 2011 the Poppy Centre Trust received a significant grant from an anonymous donor.  It meant that finally the brickwork could begin.  Lots and lots of red bricks were delivered and the brickwork commenced

August 2011 - bricks arrive! Aug 2011 - bricks arrive

And slowly the building began to grow.

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November 2011 - brickwork continues November 2011 - brickwork continuesuntil it reached the top

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June 2010 – drains and ground works

In June 2010 we had raised sufficient funds to remove the old ground works and put in the new drains and footings in readiness for the brickwork.  A lot of money for not a lot to see!!

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November 2008 – old scout hut removed

In November 2008, we were finally able to have the old scout hut removed.  It had been hoped to keep it open and operational for use, with the steel structure put up over the top, but annual safety checks in May had highlighted remedial work, the costs of which were uneconomic due to the proposals for the new building and a decision had been taken by the Scout group to close it permanently.

October 2008 - dismantling the old Scout hut June 2010 - old ground works removed November 2008 - Structure without Scout hut

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April 2008 – Steel Structure ordered

Further to a significant grant of £20,000 received from the Norfolk Youth Fund, we were able to call in pledges of funding from the 1st Stalham Sea Scout Group, Stalham Town Council, and Stalham Skate Park which together with the fund raising events which had been organised meant there was sufficient funds to order the steel work frame and have it erected.

May 2008 - steel structure being erected May 2008 - Steel structure being erected May 2008 - footings for ground work May 2008 - Steel Structure up!

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1991 – 2008 – Background

After more than 10 years trying on their own, the Scouts agreed to the formation of The Poppy Centre Trust as it seemed a group representing several youth organisations from the community would have more success in raising funds for a replacement building than one that was just raising funds for Scouting.