Blyth brownies and rainbows celebrating anniversaries

Rainbows and brownies at a joint party at Blyth Central Methodist Church.
Rainbows and brownies at a joint party at Blyth Central Methodist Church.

Rainbows and brownies held a joint party at Blyth Central Methodist Church to celebrate their respective 21st and 60th birthdays.

There has been a brownie group based at the church for 60 years, although originally in a different building.

Brownie leader Julie Golightly, herself a member of the group as a child, said: “Girlguiding became a passion which has continued into my adult life.”

In 1987, a group for girls aged five to seven was added, and a few years later, in 1992, a rainbow group was set up under the leadership of Barbara Craigs.

“Due to the demand for places in the only group in Blyth, my daughter Victoria could not join rainbows,” she said. “To solve this problem, I volunteered to become a leader, fitting girlguiding around a busy lifestyle and enjoying every minute.”

Families and friends invited to the party participated in a number of activities to mark the occasion, and the girls made magic wands and decorated trinket boxes.