One of region’s longest running Guide units marks 100th anniversary

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary - Credit: Archant

Current and former members of 1st Oulton Guides turned out for a special event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the unit.

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary - Credit: Archant

Dozens of people shared memories and refreshments during the get together at St Mark's Church Hall in Oulton Broad on Saturday.

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary - Credit: Archant

The first enrolment to 1st Oulton Guides took place on January 31, 1917.

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary - Credit: Archant

The unit has run continuously ever since, being one of the few units to remain active during the Second World War.

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary - Credit: Archant

It is believed to be one of the longest running units in the region.

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary - Credit: Archant


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The unit held a competition amongst its Guides to design a special badge to commemorate the anniversary, which was won by Lucy Dixon. Everyone who attended the event on Saturday earned themselves a badge.

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary - Credit: Archant

Former Guides who couldn't attend the event but would like to receive a badge can contact Gill Smith via the 1st Oulton Guides Facebook page.

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary. Sue Simpson, Gill Smith, Ally Durrant and Vio

1st Oulton Guides celebrating their 100th anniversary. Sue Simpson, Gill Smith, Ally Durrant and Violet Parker with the celebratory cake. - Credit: Archant

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