Girl Guides gather for centenary celebrations

York Press: At the One World One Beat Guiding event are 1st Pocklington Brownies, from left, Harriet Wood, Sarah Beasley, Emma Hamilton and Abbie Beasley with Mrs Hewston The Temperance Lady from The Curious Cargo performance group At the One World One Beat Guiding event are 1st Pocklington Brownies, from left, Harriet Wood, Sarah Beasley, Emma Hamilton and Abbie Beasley with Mrs Hewston The Temperance Lady from The Curious Cargo performance group

MORE than 2,000 Girl Guides gathered at a York college to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the organisation.

Members of Girl Guiding North East England met at Askham Bryan College, York, on Saturday, for a performing arts festival, dubbed One World One Beat, to celebrate Girlguiding UK’s Centenary World Thinking Day.

The event was originally planned to be a two-day celebration but the snowfall on Saturday night and Sunday morning meant yesterday’s activities were cancelled.

Spokeswoman Jill Hayes said: “It was a great disappointment that the second half of the event had to be cancelled due to weather conditions but Saturday was a great success.

“The atmosphere was fantastic and there was a live video link-up with nine other One World One Beat events.”

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