Revamped lodge at Bradfield Scout campsite is named in memory of chaplain

Bradfield Combust, Suffolk. Naming of Lunney Lodge which has just been externally refurbished through fund-raising and donations at the Bradfield Combust Scout camp site. Pictured front from left Cllr Terry Clements, Mayor of St Edmundsbury Julia Wakelam, Claire Lunney, Dr Rachel Lunney and Mayor of Sudbury Sue Ayres.

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Bradfield Combust, Suffolk. Naming of Lunney Lodge which has just been externally refurbished through fund-raising and donations at the Bradfield Combust Scout camp site. Pictured front from left Cllr Terry Clements, Mayor of St Edmundsbury Julia Wakelam, Claire Lunney, Dr Rachel Lunney and Mayor of Sudbury Sue Ayres. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160810-223950009

The revamp of a building which has been named in memory of a chaplain has been unveiled at Bradfield Scout campsite,

Lunney Lodge at the site, in Bradfield Combust, has received an external make-over to the tune of more than £30,000 with a composite material added to the building to improve insulation.

Bradfield, Suffolk. Suffolk Cubs at the Bradfield Scout Campsite 

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Bradfield, Suffolk. Suffolk Cubs at the Bradfield Scout Campsite Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160810-224043009

The refurbishment also includes double glazed windows, steel doors, a ramp for disabled access and steps.

The building, which is used by scouts, guides and school groups taking Duke of Edinburgh awards, features a meeting room, accommodation, a kitchen and toilet.

As part of the revamp, it has been named after Henry Lunney who was for many years the Suffolk County Scout Chaplain. It was marked with a simple ceremony on Saturday involving his widow Claire and daughter Rachel.

John Mullan, a member of the Bradfield Scout Campsite Development Committee, said: “They were so pleased Henry has been recognised in this way and everyone was really impressed with it.”

Bradfield Combust, Suffolk. Naming of Lunney Lodge which has just been externally refurbished through fund-raising and donations at the Bradfield Combust Scout camp site. Pictured are Dr Rachel Lunney and Claire Lunney. 

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Bradfield Combust, Suffolk. Naming of Lunney Lodge which has just been externally refurbished through fund-raising and donations at the Bradfield Combust Scout camp site. Pictured are Dr Rachel Lunney and Claire Lunney. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160810-224030009

The opening ceremony was hosted by the County Commissioner Jenny Mullan with the Mayors of St Edmundsbury and Sudbury also in attendance.

There were also representatives from Havebury Housing Association Neighbourhood Improvement Panel, who were major contributers to the project. Other contributers included the Lord Belstead Settlement, County Cllr John Sayers, the Suffolk County Empowerment Panel and Bury District Scout Executive.

A cooking contest was also held on the day of the ceremony.