14th Woodford Brownies re-opened after 10 years

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A BROWNIE pack which was forced to close after 70 years is back in business.

The 14th Woodford Brownies, founded in 1933, went out of existence in 2003 after an unsuccessful search for a Brown Owl.

But the group has been re-opened by Liz Porter of Snakes Lane West, Woodford Green, who will take on the role of Brown Owl, assisted by her 22-year-old daughter, Tori.

Mrs Porter said: “I thought it was a shame to that such a longstanding group should just be allowed to disappear.

“We are delighted to be re-opening the unit which will give more girls the opportunity to experience the fun of being a Brownie.“

The new unit will meet at the Woodford Green United Free Church in High Elms, Woodford Green on Tuesdays starting at the end of January.

Places are available for girls aged 7-10 and younger girls are invited to join a waiting list.

To register your daughter as a Brownie or find out more about volunteering as a leader visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested and choose 14th Woodford Brownies.

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