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In pictures: 1940s Girl Guide camp

1940s Girl Guide camp at Gressenhall, Norfolk

Norfolk's Girl Guides took part in a 1940s style camp at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, as part of their 100 year celebrations, between 26 August - 1 September, 2009. Photographs by Jane Eaton.

1940s Girl Guide camp at Gressenhall, Norfolk

The girls, all from various Girl Guide movements in Norfolk, took part in Gressenhall's Village At War exhibition where they learned what living in WWII was really like.

1940s Girl Guide camp at Gressenhall, Norfolk

The Guides were made to work hard during the heat of the Bank Holiday weekend and were sent out to the fields to dig potatoes for the evening's dinner.

1940s Girl Guide camp at Gressenhall, Norfolk

The museum's small selection of rare Suffolk Punch horses were kept in check by the Girl Guides. The 2009 event was the third year the Guides had taken part in a 1940s camp.

1940s Girl Guide camp at Gressenhall, Norfolk

The Guides gave public tours of their unique and traditional campsite to give an insight into the Girl Guide movement through the ages.

1940s Girl Guide camp at Gressenhall, Norfolk

Skinning a rabbit was one of the activities that Guides had to learn in the 1940s to keep the nation fed in the hard times of war.

1940s Girl Guide camp at Gressenhall, Norfolk

After a hard day's digging, the girls were ready to head to the kitchen. Girlguiding Norfolk has 8400 members, including 1000 adult leaders and unit helpers.

1940s Girl Guide camp at Gressenhall, Norfolk

Other events that Norfolk's Guides are undertaking to mark their centenary include Seaside Sparkle on Great Yarmouth Beach, where around 8000 Rainbows, Brownies and Guides are expected to attend.




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