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GMW Brownies Celebrate Big Brownie Birthday at Salford Museum
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GMW Brownies at Salford Museum

Girls and women from Salford and Manchester have organised an extra-special exhibition to help mark the Big Brownie Birthday – 100 years of Brownies! The exhibition, which will be displayed at Salford Museum & Art Gallery until 17 April, has taken months to prepare, and was officially opened to the public on Thinking Day, Saturday 22 February.

Joining the groups for the festivities and officially opening the exhibition was 105-year-old Betty Lowe, one of Girlguiding Greater Manchester West’s longest standing members. Betty was accompanied by one of the youngest local Brownies, Eleanor, as well as other Brownie groups and the Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, Alan Clague.

Betty Lowe said, “Thank you very much for inviting me and asking me to officially open the display. It was lovely to see the girls in all of the uniforms!”

Alan Clague said, “It’s been an absolute pleasure to be invited to Salford Museum and be a part of this special event; it is clear that a lot of time and effort has gone into the exhibition. The work that volunteers of Girlguiding put in to ensure that there is a place that young women can go and have fun, make friends and make a positive difference in the local community is incredible.”

The exhibition guides visitors through the decades, showcasing the transformation of the Rosebuds of 1914 to the modern Brownies of the twenty-first century. Placed in the popular Bluestairs Community Gallery, the exhibition has been put together by Brownie groups with the help of the local archivist, Rosemary Boardman and other volunteers.

The exhibition is in recognition of the special Brownie celebrations this year and as well as being lots of fun, the project has been a great opportunity for girls to learn about their Brownie heritage. On top of that, Salford Museum & Art Gallery have given the groups a fantastic platform through which they can share their findings with the local community.

In addition to Salford and Manchester events, hundreds of thousands of Girlguiding members from all over the UK will celebrate The Big Brownie Birthday this year. Brownies opens up a world of exciting challenges to girls aged seven to 10, giving them the space to try new things and make brilliant friends.

 

GMW Brownies at Salford Museum Gallery

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105-year-old Betty Lowe, one of Girlguiding Greater Manchester West’s longest standing members

To enter our gallery click on any one of the pictures

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