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Girlguiding celebrates 100 years of ‘girl power’

 

A small group of girls did indeed ‘gatecrash’ the first Boy Scout rally in Crystal Palace Park in September 1909, demanding ‘something for the girls’. The brave pioneers called themselves Girl Scouts, but when he founded the girls’ movement Robert Baden-Powell wanted them to have their own independent identity and decided on ‘Girl Guides’, and the organisation was formed in 1910 with his sister Agnes as President.

Monifieth Guides in action…………….

Guides Victory March End of WW11

Guides Victory March
End of WW11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please let us know if you are in, or know anybody in, any of these photos taken from the ………………

House of Memories, 55. The High Street, Monifieth archives.

Guide Camp circa 1946

Guide Camp circa 1946

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guiders Camp 1946

Guiders Camp 1946

 

Guides at Kinnaird Castle

Guides at Kinnaird Castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen's Guides

Queen’s Guides

Girl Guides  1950's

Girl Guides 1950’s

 

 

 

 

 

The Centenary is an opportunity to celebrate the impact that the organisation has made on the lives of girls and young women and how modern guiding continues to support over half a million members around the UK to make new friends, develop skills and achieve their full potential in a unique, girl-only space

Now on sale to celebrate the centenary …………..

postage  stamps  from  Royal  Mail

 

Julietta Edgar, Head of Special Stamps, Royal Mail said: “We wanted this special Centenary sheet of stamps to capture the many activities and achievements of an organisation which continues to shape the lives of millions of young people around the world.”

Girlguiding Chief Guide, Liz Burnley, said: “We are thrilled that the Royal Mail has decided to commemorate our Centenary in this way. Girlguiding has and will continue to be led by the ambitions and needs of girls and young women. I am certain our half a million members will be delighted to discover that these ambitions – and of course the girl-only space we offer – has been captured within these stamps.”

 

 

 

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Who do you know? – please let us know

We have lots of old photographs and would like to put names to faces.

This often happens when members of the public visit  our headquarters

The House of Memories

55 The High Street

Monifieth DD5 4AA

We are hoping that those who have moved away from Monifieth can now have an input via our website. Replies will be added at the end.

So look carefully and let us know at

monifieth.history@btinternet.com

NUMBER 1 LADIES CIRCLE

NUMBER 1
LADIES CIRCLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER 2 MONIFIETH CRICKET TEAM

NUMBER 2
MONIFIETH CRICKET TEAM

 

NUMBER 3 OLD TIME NIGHT

NUMBER 3
OLD TIME NIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER 4 PADDLING POOL

NUMBER 4
PADDLING POOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER 5 QUEEN'S PROCLAMATION

NUMBER 5
QUEEN’S PROCLAMATION

 

NUMBER 6 MONIFIETH TEACHERS

NUMBER 6
MONIFIETH TEACHERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER 7 PANMURE CONCERT

NUMBER 7
PANMURE CONCERT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER 8 GRANGE CYCLIST

NUMBER 8
GRANGE CYCLIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.

Replies……………..

No 1 Ladies Circle
Back Row: Wilma Bertie, Jane Fairlie, Cathy Bowman,Dorothy Culloch,Linda Sharp, ——–, ——-, Sally McMillan, ——-;
Mid Row: Linda Johnston, ——-, Mary Clark, Eleanor Leask, ——–;
Front: Margaret Robertson.
I believe this was Area Dinner interruption at Invercarse Hotel 1991?

Thanks to Rod Bowman.

 

 

Newsletter January/July 2015

It’s difficult to report on what we have been do­ing over what has been a very successful busy six months for MLHS. Visitor numbers indicate an increase in visitors to ‘55’ during the lovely summer days. The only wet day being our fund-raising ‘Tea in the Gar­den’ afternoon, which turned into a success story.

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We participated in various events such as Angus Open Doors Weekend, Heritage Week, Medieval Fayre, Christmas Lights ‘ switch on’ .

this is the place

We invited guest speakers to deliver very interesting talks on his­tory related topics, in the Community Cabin, then in order to generate discussion served after­noon teas. We, in re­sponse to invitations, delivered talks on various re­searched topics,

to Groups, and schoolchildren.

Honoured our obligation to manage and finance the House of Memories open daily to the public.

Organised fundraising events.

Waiting for 10.00 am

Waiting for 10.00 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to our webmaster kept up to date with articles pictures and infor­mation requests on our website. Visited places of historic interest.

Very busy time for all those dedicated and com­mitted members,

We have still found time to enjoy social events, with fellow members, who are now classed as a group of  friends.

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner

Thank you all who made this possible, for your dedication and support.

 

 

 

 

 

A thought…………….

From Monifieth Almanac 1915 –

This is a platform from which we can speak to Monifieth people all over the World.

 

2015 MLHS achieves the same objective with http://www.monifiethhistorysociety.co.uk

 

Margaret Copland (President)

Laws Fort and Broch

Tayside and Angus have many ancient fortified sites. Many of those are to be found on hilltops and other places such as coastal promontories, where natural obstacles added greatly to the security of the stronghold. It is believed that they testify to a troubled period when communities found it necessary to fortify their settlements against attack by their neighbours or others. Continue reading