A century of Brownie memories

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Girlguiding Nottinghamshire is looking for help to build a library of pictures to celebrate 100 years of Brownies in the county.

This year marks the centenary of the formation of Brownies, which is the section of Girlguiding specifically for girls aged 7-10.

Activities to mark the milestone are taking place all over the UK and one of the projects in Nottinghamshire is to compile a digital photo-album showing Brownies in action over the decades.

The pictures will also be used to support news stories about the Brownies’ celebrations, and the best ones will be sent to ITV Central News for a feature later in the year.

Aspley Guide Leader Kayleigh Hunt, who is managing the project, said precious originals were not needed.

She said: “We’re asking people to scour their attics and old photograph albums to find archive pictures of local Brownies and their leaders.

“We need digital files only, preferably jpgs, but anyone without access to a scanner is welcome to get in touch and I’ll do my best to help get their pictures added to our album.”

The pictures should be scanned and sent by e-mail, accompanied by brief details as to who is in the picture and when and where taken.

The images will be added to the Big Brownie Photo-Album, creating a unique record of Brownies in Notts.

Images and queries should be sent to Kayleigh Hunt at pr@girlguidingnottinghamshire.org.uk.

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