Defunct Guide unit to be revived

PUBLISHED: 06:57 10 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:44 15 June 2010

PART of Honiton's past is missed to such an extent that history is to be revived.

PART of Honiton's past is missed to such an extent that history is to be revived.After folding 18 years ago, 1st Honiton Guides is to be reformed next year.The unit, survived by 2nd Honiton Guides, is to be re-launched at Honiton Primary School on January 12.Michelle Small, District Commissioner for Honiton, is looking forward to the occasion and says it's all about demand."Our Brownie units are bursting at the seams and 2nd Honiton Guides has 26 members, which is an awfully large number," she told the Herald.Mrs Small, 42, who lives in Honiton but who grew up in Perth, Australia, said: "Over the years we've lost girls to other organisations, or districts, because the night we meet has clashed with other things."Having an alternative evening widens people's choice."The Guides will celebrate their centenary from September next year.An event will be held in the Mackarness Hall, Honiton, at the start of 2009 to promote Guiding in the town.Later in the year, a display will go on show at Allhallows Museum."The re-opening of 1st Honiton Guides is a step in the right direction," said Mrs Small."What Honiton really needs is a Rainbow unit, but we don't have enough adult helpers."The re-launched 1st Honiton Guides will meet on Monday nights between 6.45pm and 8.30pm.To find out more, call (01404) 46912.


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