Not even war could stop Brownies!

CELEBRATION TIME -- Judith (seated centre) with Brownies, Guides and Trefoil members at the celebration (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan).

CELEBRATION TIME -- Judith (seated centre) with Brownies, Guides and Trefoil members at the celebration (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan).

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BROWNIES past and present from the 7th Nottingham Leodegarius pack, on the outskirts of Bulwell, held a specially organised get-together to celebrate 86 years since the group was first registered.

Judith Baird, Brown Owl for the youth organisation, arranged for the reunion party to be held at the St Leodegarius Church Hall in Basford.

She said: “The group has been meeting for 86 years unbroken — every Wednesday for all these years — even during the Second World War. The only breaks we have had are during the school holidays.

“The get-together was a great opportunity for members past and present to celebrate the long history of the group. We were lucky to have guests who had been with the group for many years.”

Among the guests were former leaders of the pack, Margaret Ursell, Sheila Parrott and Patricia Fewkes, whose combined involvement with the pack spans 80 years.

The group was set up in 1925 and is recognised as one of the country’s longest established Brownie packs.

Now it is hoped the Brownie tradition can be kept alive for many years to come. Said Judith: “Our door is always open to newcomers.”

The celebrations included a church service on Trinity Sunday.

n OUR PHOTO shows Judith (seated centre) with Brownies, Guides and Trefoil members at the celebration (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan).