Bbrownies Poppy days at Birkenhead 2014

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undefinedTwo members of the 9th Birkenhead North Brownies, Charlotte Crammond and Jessica Williams, are PICTURED with the Mayor of Wirral, Steve Foulkes, before laying a wreath of remembrance on behalf of the Birkenhead Division Guides. This Brownie unit is linked with St James' church, north Birkenhead, and neighbouring St Bede's church in Claughton Village.

The girls learned about the World War I and the soldiers whose names are listed on St James’ church war memorial.

The Brownies also made poppies out of paper plates put the names of each soldier on a poppy. Using those and other items made by the Rainbows and Guides, they decorated the church for its remembrance service. The girls also visited the church on Remembrance Day, November 11.

Lynne Turner, Adult leader (Brown Owl) of the 9th Birkenhead North Brownies, said:  “Christine and Mark Winton researched and found out what they could about the 105 names on our WW1 memorial.  I had seen poppies made by Dawpool school and thought it would be a great idea to do that with our Brownies.” 

The local Brownies have met in the church halls (Originally Perrin Hall and then St Bedes, where they now meet) for nearly 90years.

Below - Brownies at St James' church, North Birkenhead