Bristol

Bedminster Down scout hut opens in memory of leader

Allan Burnett
Image caption Allan Burnett was killed in the balloon crash on New Year's Day

A scout hut has been completed in Bristol in memory of a leader who died in a hot air balloon crash.

Allan Burnett, 55, was killed, along with pilot Lee Pibworth, 42, when the craft plunged to the ground in Midsomer Norton on New Year's Day.

Mr Burnett had planned the new scout headquarters in Bedminster Down for Blenheim Scout Group, but died before they were completed.

His wife, Jill, said her husband would have been "very proud" of the teamwork.

The new hut in Cheddar Grove includes a mountain bike track and playing field for shooting and archery.

Alan Dorrington, the current leader of the group said: "Allan's focus for Blenheim's scout group to grow and progress is beyond anybody's reasonable imagination and we're just trying to fulfill his, and our dream."

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