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Trefoil Events: Strollers, Border Crafters, Country Dancing


A good gathering of Strollers set off through Congleton Park last month for a walk of three miles led by Dorothy Dentith along the disused railway line which carried coal between Congleton and the Potteries. We saw the impressive viaduct over Dane-in-Shaw Pasture and several notable features along the way.

The weather was not particularly clement so we were pleased to be on solid paths from beginning to end. The Cheshire Tavern offered a nice varied menu for Lunch.

Ann Martin is leading the 21 November walk and suggests we meet at 13,Woodside,Siddington, SK11 9LG at 10.30 am.

Instructions from Monks Heath Traffic Lights as follows:-

Take A34 towards Congleton to Siddington Crossroads passing Capesthorne Hall. Take RIGHT to Holmes Chapel passing the blacksmiths on left. Turn RIGHT (it is a blind bend with a village pump). Take1st turning on RIGHT into Woodside and park there or behind in Woodside Close.

Lunch is at 1 pm at the Davenport Arms which serves Italian Tapas.

Please contact Ann 01260 224 630 or email if you can join us for the walk and would like Lunch.

We do not meet in December so the next walk will be MONDAY 27 JANUARY 2020.

The dates for 2020 are on the trefoil guild interests require lunch.

The date for the remaining walk this year is Thursday 21 November

Border Crafters

Our next meeting is Monday 13 January 2020 – 2.00 pm at the New Life Church in Congleton

Country Dancing

The country dancing group meet on the first Monday of the month at the New Life Church in Congleton at 2.00pm.

Pease let the organisers know if you are attending any of these events so that there will be enough refreshments/materials. Thank you.

Campfire Circle

Campfire Circle

Our County Singing Circle meets monthly at New Life Church, Congleton to enjoy singing together. ALL are welcome so why not give it a try? Coffee, tea and biscuits are served before we start singing from 7.30pm. Cost – £1.00. Not sure if you know the words? Don’t worry, there are plenty of song books you can borrow. We finish around 9.15pm.

Just let the leader of the evening know you are coming – details on the link below.

The next meeting is on Thursday 12 December 2019.

Campfire Circle 2020

Wreath Making Challenge

After seeing the advert for a funding opportunity through the Big Ideas Unremembered Wreath challenge in February’s Borderlines, my Brownie unit have entered a wreath into the competition.

We hope that it may be selected to be used at a commemorative service where Heads of Commonwealth countries will lay wreaths in honour of the men who formed part of the commonwealth Labour Corps.

The photo shows the wreath we submitted.

Helen Kynnersley, Leader 1st Mobberley Brownies



Vote 100 Challenge Pack

Have you seen Region’s brand new challenge badge celebrating 100 years of votes for women?
The ‘Vote 100‘ pack is filled with activities focusing on the key roles that women have played over the last 100 years and how their actions have changed the lives of girls and women for the better!

Check out the fantastic challenge here.

3rd Poynton Rangers and 1st Poynton Guides enjoy Switzerland 2017

A once in a life time trip to Switzerland

20 members of 3rd Poynton Rangers and 1st Poynton Guides enjoyed a once in a life time trip to Switzerland staying in a chalet amidst breath taking views in Adleboden.

The group , led by six Leaders, spent a week visiting the fantastic sites of Switzerland including Oeschinen lake where they also whizzed down the mountain on the 750 ft Toboggan run, Trümmelbach falls, a series of 10 natural glacier waterfalls inside a cave, a beautiful river cruise on the picturesque river Thun, a visit to the international Scout centre in Kandesteg and a exhilarating afternoon in an adventure park where they zoomed across zip lines over a river which got higher until the last challenge which was a jump off a bridge! And even a trip to the top of a mountain to watch how cheese is made!


Everyone had a fantastic time, including the seven year old Brownie who also came. A highlight of the trip for all was a visit to Our Chalet, one of the Girl Guiding World Centres.

A huge thanks to all our parents, friends and family who supported the fundraising for the trip and to the Leaders who led the trip.

Next stop, Sangam, the World Centre in India!

Congratulations – 2016 awards



Congratulations to all the following who were

presented with Good Service Awards by the County Commissioner at the Annual meeting on

6 April 2016 held in Middlewood Division.

Alexis Tate
Pam Street
from Capesthorne Division

Sue Dyson
Helen Greensmith
Sally Garnett
June Wardle
from Middlewood Divison

Diane Bolton
from Moreton Division

Jane Dale
Janet Fallon
from Weaver Division

Congratulations to you all and thank you for all the service to guiding you have given so far.

Thinking Day in Wilmslow


On Saturday afternoon (22 February 2014), 110 girls and adults from Girlguiding Wilmslow District joined together to Celebrate two amazing celebrations; World Thinking Day, when all members think of sister members in over 145 member countries and 100 years of Brownies. The afternoon of activities was organised by their Leaders and held at Wilmslow United Reformed Church.

The girls travelled through four of the world Regions taking part in varied activities that included dancing from India and New Zealand, challenged themselves to make and use juggling balls, played games from Africa and made crafts from the Egypt.

Brownies_playing_Maori_stick_game Maori_stick_game Indian_dancing


Brownies_&_District_Commissioner_cutting_the_cakeAt the end the girls, Leaders and invited guests sang Happy Birthday as a large birthday cake was cut. All those who attended were presented with a Girlguiding commemorative badge and a gift sent from Troop 135 of The Osaka Council of Girl Scouts of Japan.



National Award for Sue Taylor

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASue Taylor was presented with a Silver Fish Award on Sunday 20 October at Marthall Village Hall. It is given in recognition of outstanding and distinguished service to Guiding over a wide range of activities including International.

The Chief Guide, Gill Slocombe , presented the award and was accompanied to the event by the North West England Region Commissioner, Sue Lomas.

suefish2Sue Taylor has, during her very busy and varied guiding career, been the International Adviser where she was jointly responsible for the introduction of the GOLD scheme, a Trainer, County Commissioner and in 2011 organised the Commonwealth Commissioners’ Conference as well as being on the team for World in One City and for Fusion in the centenary year.