Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Former Guides from Keighley who took part in annual summer camps to the Hebrides are being sought for a reunion.

The fortnight-long 4th Keighley Guide company camps were held between 1957 and 1981, with hundreds of girls making the trip and many returning several times.

Eighteen former Guides enjoyed a millennium reunion on the Isle of Tiree and a larger group went to the Isle of Harris in 2005.

Now another get-together is planned — on Tiree – for next June, to celebrate the Guide movement's centenary.

More than 30 former members have already expressed an interest in attending.

Jean Brown – who was skipper of the Guide company and led the camps with Margaret Brown and Hazel Belsey – said: "It will be a magical journey down memory lane, not to be missed.

"It is essential that we leave no one who would love to join us behind.

"We are asking everyone to contact others, wherever they may be, and try to come to our preliminary meeting."

The meeting is being held at Currer Laithe Farm, Thwaites Brow, next Thursday, at 7pm.

Further information can be obtained from Jean on 01535 604387.

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