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Guiding groups unite for centenary joy

Brownies from Lytham and St Annes were at Lowther Gardens in Lytham to plant a flowerbed with spring flowers in the shape of the movement's trefoil symbol.
Pictured planting out are Brownies L-R: Lily Wilkinson, Eleanor Dunk, Caitlin Pumphrey, Morgan Mahon and Anna Walsh.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
22-3-2014

Brownies from Lytham and St Annes were at Lowther Gardens in Lytham to plant a flowerbed with spring flowers in the shape of the movement's trefoil symbol. Pictured planting out are Brownies L-R: Lily Wilkinson, Eleanor Dunk, Caitlin Pumphrey, Morgan Mahon and Anna Walsh. PIC BY ROB LOCK 22-3-2014

 

Brownies from across the Fylde coast got in the spirit of spring and helped to mark 100 years of girlguiding with a flower planting session.

Brownies from Lytham and Ansdell gathered at Lowther Gardens on Saturday to plant a celebration flowerbed, marking their centenary.

The girls grabbed trowels and gardening gloves to help plant a flowerbed shaped in a Brownie promise badge, with more than 1,000 yellow and white pansiesdonated by Dobbies in Preston.

Brownie leader Jeanette Preston said the planting was a great way to mark the Big Brownie Birthday, being celebrated across the county.

She added: “It’s great to see the girls working together to make this beautiful celebration flower bed. We are looking forward to visiting it – especially in the summer.

“This year, Brownies are 100 years old.

“To celebrate, in Girlguiding Lancashire West, we are having The Big Brownie Birthday which will bring exciting events across, Fylde, Wyre and Blackpool, from now until the end of the summer holidays.

“Girls have already celebrated at our Star Quest event, a one-day event that more than 600 girls attended and we look forward to a Stay Away – a large camp later in the year, with 150 Brownies attending.”

Fylde Council gardeners helped with the design of the flowerbed and each Brownie received a yellow pansy to take home, donated by Arden Lea Nurseries and Lytham Booths.

 

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