On This Day

1st August

1907 - Robert Baden-Powell opened the first experimental Scout camp on Brownsea Island. 20 scouts attended.

1908 - Lloyd George introduced the Old Age Pensions Act that provided between 1s. and 5s. a week to people over seventy. These pensions were only paid to citizens on incomes that were not over 12s.

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