50th landmark for guide group

Girls from the 3rd Pocklington Guides are pictured wearing the uniforms from the last 50 years.
Girls from the 3rd Pocklington Guides are pictured wearing the uniforms from the last 50 years.

Members of the 3rd Pocklington Guides have celebrated 50 years since the group was founded.

The unit was started in 1966 and has run continually ever since. The guides found out all about guiding over the last 50 years.

The group was lucky enough to borrow every uniform that had been worn since 1966 and these were modelled by the girls to give a fashion show over the ages.

They were fascinated to see the old uniform blouses with ties and hats but decided that they were not very practical compared with the modern uniforms.

The guides also visited by the chairwoman of the local Trefoil Guild, Janet Olsen, who was a guide in 1966.

She kept the girls fascinated with tales of what she got up to as a guide back in 1966 when our unit was founded.

The group was also joined by Gill Bradish who had been a member of 3rd Pocklington Guides in the 1970s.

Gill described guiding when she was a guide and shared some photos of herself as a guide at a Thinking Day parade. Natasha Birch told us all about the beginning of the Baden Powell award and all the activities she did to achieve the award.

If you or your daughter would like to know more about being part of Girlguiding, visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested, email Anne at guidingpocklington@gmail.com or call 01759 302426.