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Minehead Girls Brigade celebrates 60 years of friendship and fun
10:00am Saturday 26th October 2013 in Somerset
IT WAS a celebration of six decades of friendship and fun as the Minehead Girls’ Brigade celebrated its 60th Anniversary.
The festivities started with a reunion evening as past and present company members gathered for a fish and chip supper.
This was followed by a morning service on Sunday which included stories from past members.
The Girls’ Brigade began as a small children’s group on a farm in Ireland in 1893 and now spans the globe.
The weekend included the official handover of the leadership of the Minehead brigade from Sue Bowmer, who has been captain for the past 11 years, to Amy Creech.
Presentations to Sue acknowledged the huge commitment she has shown in her role.
Amy Creech said: “Sue was a really good captain so I’m hoping I can do just as good a job.
We’re now going to start planning for our Christmas and New Year events.
“I’ve been a member for 16 or 17 years and it was a really positive occasion, celebrating our past and looking forward to our future.”
The service was followed by a march through Minehead by present company members to a service of rededication and enrolment.
A new banner was also presented which includes the names of all the girls in the brigade today and each girl was presented with an anniversary mug as a souvenir of the occasion.
The celebrations will be completed in a few weeks time when Girls Night Out comes to the Regal Theatre on Friday, November 29.
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