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Guiding celebration in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 09:31 29 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:07 06 July 2010

THERE were old photographs, artefacts, log books and films on show as around 120 people took a trip down memory lane on Saturday.

The large gathering at North Lowestoft United Reformed Church was part of a year of events to mark 100 years of Girl Guiding.

THERE were old photographs, artefacts, log books and films on show as around 120 people took a trip down memory lane on Saturday.

The large gathering at North Lowestoft United Reformed Church was part of a year of events to mark 100 years of Girl Guiding.

In 1910, army general Robert Baden-Powell formed the association, after a group of girls attended a Scout rally at Crystal Palace and asked for their own group.

As a result, millions of young women have been given the opportunity to experience and learn about a whole host of skills they otherwise would have missed out on.

On Saturday, many Guides past and present gathered to reminisce and share memories from their time in the Lowestoft branches, and Richard Crozier was on hand to value Guiding memorabilia and antiques.

An organiser said: “We would like to thank all who came along to support the event, donated items for the display, and those who over the decades have given so generously of their time, money, love and friendship to inspire young women to seek adventure and reach for the stars.

“They instilled values and the desire to promote world friendship and understanding; they gave the courage to help ordinary people achieve extraordinary things.”

Proceeds from the day were shared between Water Aid and the Haiti Disaster fund.

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