William Dixon Ivey Scrapbook page 6 – Touring Belgium and England!


Part of the Boy Scout trip to the Jamboree in Holland included visits to important sites in a few other European countries.

In these photos, William and the American Boy Scouts leave the 5th World Scout Jamboree and visit Brussels, Belgium, and London and Stratford-upon-Avon, England!

I’d like to encourage you to load all photos and documents that you’re interested in keeping to your own flash drive. If anything happens to me, this website and everything on it will eventually disappear.

Click on any thumbnail to open the large image file.

Ivey Genealogy Information and Photos Scanned and Uploaded September 6, 2022 – Touring Belgium and England

The photos on William’s Scrapbook, page 6, are numbered from 161-192, and were taken during William Dixon Ivey’s trip touring Belgium and England after the 5th World Scout Jamboree in Vogelenzang, Bloemendaal, Holland.

161 and 162. At the the 5th World Scout Jamboree in Vogelenzang, Bloemendaal, Holland, 1937. In 162, William is on the right.

163 through 171. On a boat in a harbor. I think this is the same place where they arrived in Holland.

172. Historic marker of some sort, probably in Belgium. If anybody knows what this is, please let me know.

173. Main Entrance to the Palais de Justice (Law Courts of Brussels, Belgium).

It’s a courthouse, and the country’s most important court building. Designed by the architect Joseph Poelaert, in an eclectic style of Greco-Roman inspiration, to replace an older courthouse. The current building was erected between 1866 and 1883. With a ground surface of 279,930 sq ft, it’s reputed to be the largest constructed in the 19th century and remains one of the largest of its kind. The total cost of the construction, land, and furnishings was somewhere in the region of 50 million Belgian francs. The building suffered heavy damage during World War II, when the cupola was destroyed, and later rebuilt higher than the original. The whole structure has been under renovation since 1984.

174 through 176. On a boat again, this time on the English Channel, viewing the White Cliffs of Dover.

177. St. James Palace, London, England.

178. Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, viewed from the River Avon.

Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England, situated on a meander of the River Avon. The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone during the 12th century. During the Hundred Years War, the facade opposite the town was refortified, resulting in one of the most recognizable examples of 14th-century military architecture. It was used as a stronghold until the early 17th century, when it was granted to Sir Fulke Greville by King James I in 1604. Greville converted it to a country house, and it was owned by the Greville family (who became Earls of Warwick in 1759) until 1978, when it was bought by the Tussauds Group.

179. Stained glass window, somewhere in England.

180. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

Anne Hathaway was the wife of William Shakespeare, and this cottage had already been in her family for generations before she was born.

Read about Shakespeare, Anne Hathaway, and the cottage here:


And more here:


183. Appears to be the altar of a church in England.

184. Castle ruins, England. If anybody knows what this place is called, please let me know.

185 through 192. Back home in Alabama. Archery with the Boy Scouts.

186 – William Dixon Ivey.

190 – William is front left.

191 – William is center.

192 – William Dixon Ivey.

That’s all for today. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Thank you for reading!

Next Ivey Family post – back home in Anniston, Alabama and photos of family, friends, places, and events!

Remember that you can see all the Ivey Family posts by finding “Ivey Family” in the Categories to the right on this page. You can also use the drop-down menu under “Blog”. Or, you can click here to go directly to the Ivey Family Category page: https://www.genealogy.gailbrinsonivey.com/category/ivey-family/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *