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Wymington Girl Guides

girls guides undated

outside the hut

Back row L-R: Megan Desborough; unknown; Mrs Smith (captain); Ella Dickens,
Joyce Lilley, Barbara Whittington

Middle row: Irene Windsor; Joyce Rattley; Peggy Desborough; Greta Dickerson

Front: Jessie Phillips; Eileen Ford; Geraldine Ford; Jean Ford; Nancy Williams

Mrs Smith the captain was also head teacher at Wymington school at the time.

tea party
Tea Party c1937/38. 

Back: Joyce Lilley, Rosemary Williams, Jean Ford (sitting) and Eileen Lickerish

Front: Eileen Ford (holding cup), Geraldine Ford (spoon in mouth)
The rest are unidentified.............

taken at 76 Rushden Road - home to the 3 girls:
Eileen, Gerald and Jean Ford c late 1930s

Courtesy of Roger Coley

At the Scout hut c1930s, before Mrs Smith left Wymington School

Back row (l to r): Jean Ford, Mrs Smith, Eileen Lickerish, and Eileen Ford

3rd row: both unknown

2nd row: Gerald Ford, ?, Rosemary Lilley, ?

Front row: both unknown

Courtesy of Roger Coley

The Rushden Echo and Argus, 1st May 1959

Wymington Girl Guide Company’s first meeting at the Scout Hut was held on Friday, under the captain, Miss Walker of Rushden. The company has been reformed from the 1st Podington Company and is to be called the 1st Wymington Company. After inspection, the girls went “tracking” and the evening ended with a camp fire sing-song and “taps”.

Extract from a Study of the Village of Wymington:

Only two of the plots were not sold on the Rushden Road; they were at the foot of Rectory Hill, next to Manor Farm paddock. Mr. W. W. Smith of Poplar Farm owned the fields, and after selling the rest of the frontages for the building, he gave one plot to the Boy Scouts in Wymington for the erection of a hut. This was done and its use was shared later by the Girl Guides, but when both organisations disbanded, the hut became derelict and was taken down in 1965.

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