St Peter's Brownies
Log Book 1948 to 1949
Brownie News From the Past
Lorna has now “Flown Up” to the Guides. Molly Stapleton passed her 1st Class March 1948.
The Brownies and Guides Pantomime was produced by Miss Elliott, and given at the Church Room on Tues 6th, Weds 7th, Thurs 8th and Sat 10th. We gave thirteen performances, visiting Hinwick Hall Home for Crippled Boys, Highfield Road Hall, The Methodist Church, Raunds, Wymington and Higham Ferrers. £43 was raised towards the Building Fund.
Sixes - March 1948
The Brownie Outing 1947
On September 20th at a coach load of happy Brownies left out church for
The Brownies who went on the outing were:
Gillian Hart, Pat Hart, Pat Frost, Madge Flawn, Eileen Linger, Maureen Clarke, Christine White, Sheila Lawman, Molly Stapleton together with Packleader Joy and Brown Owl. The cost for each Brownie was 5/-, and help towards the cost of the outing was raised by a Whist Drive organised by Mrs Wood and Miss Shelton.
Tonight we held a Flying-up Ceremony with the Guides, after welcoming Mrs Tarrant, Jose Voss was enrolled, then Molly and Madge “Flew Up” Vicky and Jill Beetson received their 1st year Stars. After the Guides were enrolled, games were played, the parents joining in. We were very pleased to see the Vicar & Mrs Heard, Mrs Elliott from St Mary’s, Miss Lovell and a good number of parents not forgetting the Churchwardens. The evening closed with Campfire.
During April and May the following Brownies have joined our Pack:
We have started weekly meetings at Brown Owl’s home firstly sewing for the County Handicraft Exhibition, and later making things for the Children’s Carnival, to be held in the
On June 21st we held our first “Out of Doors” evening. Packleaders laid a trail, and the Brownies and Brown Owl followed, we went round the “Spinneys” and had a picnic supper, arriving home very tired and rather late.
July 3rd - The Church Carnival and Sale of Work
Several of the Brownies entered in the Fancy Dress Parade, Gillian Hart winning a prize, and others entered in the “Talent Spotting”. Janet Cutmore and Patricia Hart gaining a 1st prize for their dance. Janet again 2nd for dancing and Maureen Clainky (?) 3rd for reciting. Sheila Lawman and Patricia Robinson took part in the opening ceremony. The Brownies had their stall, and we handed in the total sum of £4.14s.6½d towards the General and Lady Worker Funds, which was raised as follows:
Pixies 9/1½d Elves 18/6d
Fairies 13/1½d Imps 6/9d
A further 5/5½d was handed in on July 9th
Tonight all the Brownies received a note for the Parents inviting them to the Brownie Revels of July 19th. Also telling them about a Picnic on July 26th and a special Church Parade for the Sunday School Festival on July 18th, not forgetting the August Holidays, after which we shall commence our meetings again on September 6th.
1948 Brownie Revels
Yesterday, July 10th, the Annual Brownie Revels were held in St Mary’s Institute, Rushden. Unfortunately the weather was so cold that we had to abandon any hopes of revels in the Rectory Paddock, but all the same we had a very nice afternoon. Miss C Wilson McQueen of Thrapston was the Guest of Honour. This year’s revels were based on the King’s Birthday Party (the King being our District Captain Miss Morris), who had with “him” a pretty little Queen. After the “Drive Past” before the Royal Throne by 1st Rushden, 2nd Rushden, Raunds, Stanwick, Irthlingborough and Higham Ferrers, we all joined in the Fairy Ring, which was followed by the game “I wouldn’t be a Girl”. Then all the Packs entertained. Our Pack representing
Tonight five Brownies were enrolled by St Mary’s Brown Owl (Mrs J Elliott) and Eileen Linger received her 4 year star. A large number of parents and friends were present and we were very pleased to see them. Maureen Flavity read the prayers and we demonstrated a new game “Hey Little Lassie”. The evening closed with a Campfire.
Brownies enrolled Florence Sayer, Patricia Flavity, Janet Cutmore, Judith Cooper and Joan Fensome.
Monday and the beginning of the heatwave! We all met at the Church and walked to the
We meet again after the holidays, on September 6th.
This month we are pleased to welcome to our Pack, Five new Brownies:
Anita Sackett, Tina Glidle, Jean Stimpson, Suzanne Daws, Patricia Bazeley
Anita is already a Brownie, as she belonged to a Pack in
Now that the Headquarters in
To help our Pack Funds a
At the Church Bazaar on December 14
During November, we were very sorry to lose one of the Elves
On December 20
Tina Glidle, Jean Stimpson, Suzanne Daws, Patricia Hart
Tuesday, December 21st was the date of the Annual District Carol Service, which was held in our church this year. The Revd Heard took the service, and gave the talk, and the nine lessons were read by various members of the movement.
Maureen Clarke and Gillian Beetson have now left the Brownies to join the Guides.
The Annual Xmas Party We sat down to an excellent tea arranged by the Mothers, when the guests included
After Xmas we meet again on Januray 24th.
Early in the New Year some of the Pack, together with the Guides tppl [art om the Pantomime “Dick Whittington” a very enjoyable show produced by Miss Elliott. About £50 was raised, and part of this sum was donated to the
Owing to Brown Owl having the “Measles” we were unable to commence meetings on Jan 24th as arranged, but started eventually on Feb 7th. This year we have one new Brownie Gillian Brown, who has joined the Elves.
On Feb 12
We now have two new Packleaders Joan Linger and Josephine Abram.
THINKING DAY 1949
For our Thinking Day we arranged a short ceremony taken from the Guider, four Brownies representing the North South East and West. These characters brought a gift from their countries. Matches from
‘With a big Brownie Smile
All over my face
I mean to make friendships
All over the place.’
On March 7
During Easter week, the Guides and Brownies held an “AT HOME” and the Guides gave a short sketch, also the Brownies, which was entitled “The Brown Mouse”. Those taking part were Maureen Flaunty, Eileen Linger, Christine White, Jean Stimpson, Pat Robinson, Pat Frost, Joan Fensome, Janet Cutmore and Jean Harvis. The proceeds were divided and we kept £3.7.6d towards our Garden Party Effort.
JUMBLE SALE held on May 21st
Eileen Linger and Maureen Flaunty have now been successful in passing their FIRST CLASS Test comgratulations to both.
A GREAT DAY!!! We went on the train to Wellingborough and after a picnic tea, formed a guard of honour to greet the Chief. Later we entertained with Singing Games and came home on the train. The Chief shook hands with the First Class Brownies. The snap shows our Pack with the garland of flowers and evergreens.
On July 9
This Summer we have had several picnics at the Park, and have enjoyed ourselves very much. At the end of July we said goodbye to Pack Leader Joan Linger, and Brownies Margaret Buckby, Eileen Linger, Jean Stimpson, Valerie Burt and Megan Evans. Pat Robinson and Pat Frost have passed the Second Class Test and have been chosen as Sixers.
We have now commenced Brownies again after a lovely holiday and a wonderful summer. Although we have lost several old Brownies we have also gained new ones:
Julia Inchley, Diana Thompson, Diane Davis
Also, a new Pack Leader Madge Flawn (once a 1st Class Brownie)
At the Revels held on October 1st, at Higham Ferrers, we were very lucky to win the Brownie District Shield.
Enrolment of Julia Inchley, Diana Thompson and Diane Davis. Two Year stars were presented to Shelia Lawman and Christine White, Maureen Flaunty has now left the Pack to become a Guider, also Jean Harris and Gillian Grant have left. Two Tawny Owls from St Mary’s Pack are now visiting us every other week, and we are very glad to have their help. A Mother’s Meeting also help later on in the evening was attended by seventeen! This was to discuss the Christmas Party or rather a “New Year’s Eve Party” the date being fixed for
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