Tenby’s Mayor, Cllr Sam Skyrme-Blackhall, is pictured at the exhibition she opened in celebration of 100 years of Brownies and Guides in the seaside town.

Mayor of Tenby Sam Skyrme-Blackhall with her husband Laurence and some of the organisers of the Girl Guiding centenary exhibition
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Members of the Lower Landsker Trefoil Guild (who themselves celebrated their 10th birthday this week) prepared hard for the centenary exhibition which took place at the Scout and Guide Hall on Warren Street between March 10 and 12.

The 3rd Tenby Brownies and the 4th Tenby Guides were both registered in March 1923 and met in the basement of the Belgrave Hotel, although the Brownies first met at Rock House St Julian’s Street. They became so popular that a fund was started in 1925 to buy premises, and in 1929 the Scout and Guide Hall was officially opened.

The exhibition celebrated the fact that Brownies and Guides have met continuously in Tenby for 100 years, which is quite an achievement, with many past members contributing the memorabilia that was on show.

Posting on the Facebook group, Tenby Together, Cllr Sam Skyrme-Blackhall said:

“I had the honour and the privilege of opening the celebrations on Friday for the Centenary year of our Brownies and Guide movement.

“The memories flooding around the hall with memorabilia everywhere, bringing back many childhood memories of the old hall at Warren Street, the friendships we found and the fun we all had. From Gangshows to Camping to pack holidays… priceless.

“For me personally the women who helped to shape many of us as to what we wanted to be started here. Doreen Hammersley, Joan Rees, Gerty Dinsdale and my own lovely friend and Brown Owl Margaret Peake.

“Thank you Margaret, Nicole, Barbara, Althea and all you ladies for a very special weekend.”