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Scouting for boys re-published Wimbledon Common windmill

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: Scouting for boys re-published

Erection date: 2007


To mark the re-publication of Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys as part of Scouting's centenary celebrations.
Scouts be prepared...

Site: Wimbledon Common windmill (2 memorials)

SW19, Windmill Road, Wimbledon Windmill Museum

The gray plaque is above the entrance to the windmill museum; the brown plaque is at the centre of the four windows towards the left of our picture.

Wondering why Baden-Powell was writing his book here we found this at the Wimbledon Guardian: “Among {Baden-Powell’s} admirers was the Honourable Mrs Maria Fetherstonhaugh, a soldier’s wife and novelist. She and her husband had met him while on holiday in Malta. The Fetherstonhaughs had a somewhat troubled marriage and in 1905 she had bought the Mill House, behind Wimbledon Windmill … as a retreat where she could keep her unusual menagerie including monkeys and penguins. She took the house over on the death of the previous owner, Colonel Tully, … So the place had a military background and seemed highly appropriate to offer Baden-Powell as a quiet getaway where he could write his new book.”

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Scouting for boys re-published

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Scouting for Boys

A book on boy scout training written by Robert Baden-Powell. It was originall...

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Robert Baden-Powell

Army officer and founder of the boy scouts and girl guides. Born as Robert St...

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Scouting for boys re-published

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Robert Baden-Powell - Wimbledon

{Below the Boy Scouts' badge:} In the Mill House Robert Baden-Powell, Chief S...

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