Thousands of Guides flock to hall from across country

NAWN 1205204 Guides celebrations.The 1st. and 2nd. Calverley Guides winners of the Floatilla competition with Audrey Morral and UK's chief guider  Gill Slocombe(1205204AM11)
NAWN 1205204 Guides celebrations.The 1st. and 2nd. Calverley Guides winners of the Floatilla competition with Audrey Morral and UK's chief guider Gill Slocombe(1205204AM11)

Over 4000 girl guides from throughout the Leeds area descended on Lotherton Hall recently to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Organisers said girls from as young as five to adults had a fantastic day which was the culmination of 17 months planning.

Leeds County Commissioner Audrey Morrall said: “It was wonderful to be part of such an event.

“The dedication and commitment from all the volunteers within the county was remarkable.

“I am proud to be a member of the team that had put on such a memorable event for the Guide Association in Leeds.”

Special guests at the event included the Chief Guide Mrs Gill Slocombe and the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Reverend Alan Taylor on his last day in office.

Esholt Guide Jenny Pemberton was presented with her Queen’s Guide Award by Mrs Slocombe.

Attractions included inflatable assault courses, fencing, spider mountain and bouldering walls.

The central stage hosted entertainment from local boy band The Tickets, Tai Chi demonstrations and a mass Zumba session.

The day ended in a Queen’s Flotilla and Calverley Guides were declared the winner of the design a boat competition.