Dorothy Marsh in Guides uniform 1930s
Guide Camp at Castle Carey c1936
From left: Dorothy Marsh; Nesta Gale; Kathy Smith; Mary Phillips
In the 1930's the Brownies and Guides met at the WI Hut. Miss Alice Mayo from Coryates was the Girl Guide Captain. There was great excitement and anticipation in the weeks running up to Thursday 1 May 1930, when Princess Mary would attend a rally at Kingston Maurward Park. Upwey School closed for the day as many of the children were among the guides and scouts attending from all over Dorset.
The weather was glorious and the Princess looked very smart in the uniform of the President of the Girl Guides Movement. At 2.30pm the Princess walked to the saluting base through a guard of honour. The march past of more than 3000 guides lasted for more than 25 minutes and was a wonderful sight. Among the standard bearers were Edith Didcock, Edith Pearce and Christine Davage from the Upwey troup.
1936 The scout group met in the old chapel next to Southbrook House in Church Street and was led by Captain Borradaile-
c. 1948 Wendy Harris (nee Godden) remembers her first camp with the guides was to Evershot 'where lots of us got badly stung by wasps; the next year we went to Peebles in Scotland. We travelled to Paddington by train then on the Underground to (I think) Kings Cross for an overnight journey to Edinburgh. We had breakfast on the station of porridge with butter and salt. In those days we had ex-
1951 On 25 January there was a Scout & Guide party at WI hut. Mrs Rigler the guide captain. Games were organised by Mr Knight, scoutmaster and Mrs Knight. Gramophone music by N Warne, buffet refreshments and few old time dances.
10 July 1954 -
The fete held at Southbrook Field attracted a big crowd. Tug of war (organised by Mr Smith) won by the Railway Hotel; box skittles (organised by MrJ Ford/Miss N Riley) won by Mrs Scriven and John Griffiths; Bagatelle (organised by D Jackson) won by Roger Griffiths; Quoits (organised by Miss V Hart) won by Mr M Furzey; Hip and Pop (organised by Miss D Grey) won by Mr S Smith; Bean Bag (organised by Misses J Collings/M Ralph) won by Mr Fellows, Andrew Cornick and Margarette Gee. Pony rides were conducted by Miss Thoyts, Miss B Critchell and Miss G Godden. Darts by Mr Ralph; Spinning Wheel by Mrs Warne; Electric Wire by M Gee; Penny in Bucket by Misses P and D Barnes; Buttonholes by Miss C Cole/Miss P Brown; Can-
1956 On 8 April Upwey & Broadwey Cubs presented a beautiful cake, iced in the Cub colours and encircled with a blue ribbon to Broadwey Veterans Club. The cake had been made to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Cubs. Mrs Jardine a cub mistress and a group of cubs joined the veterans for tea and sang an entertaining cub song
1956 June Show Time comedian Bill Maynard, with his wife and 2 children, caused a riot of laughter when he opened the fete and baby show at the 1st U&B Boy Scout group at Southbrook Field, Upwey. He spent more than two hours clowning, encouraging everyone to part with money -
Girl Guides met at Upwey School. Captain: Miss Ida Rogers; Miss Mayo, 1st Captain; Mrs Knight, Captain U&B Guide Company. Miss L Luckham, District Commissioner, Weymouth Girl Guides. There was also an Upwey & Broadwey Brownie Pack
1957 Weymouth's first Queen's Scouts for 4 years were 17yr old Malcolm Cole of St Lawrence Road and Andrew Hart of Chesterfield Place. Both were members of 1st Upwey & Broadwey Troop. They received their certificates from the Chief Scout, Lord Rowallan at a reception at Gilwell Park, Chingford. The certificate says 'As a Queen's Scout you have prepared yourself for service to God and your fellow men and have shown yourself a worthy member of the great Scout Brotherhood. I wish you God speed on your journey through life; may it prove for you a joyous advanture.
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