Archive for January 19th, 2013

Girl’s Brigade Jan 19th

January 19, 2013

This morning, along with the Lord mayor of Portsmouth and the Mayor & Mayoress of Fareham, we went to the CityMuseum in Portsmouth to the opening of an exhibition to mark 120 years of the Girl’s Brigade.

Cloak

Cloak

Girl's Life Brigade Banner

Girl’s Life Brigade Banner

Founded in Dublin in 1893, the modern Girl’s Brigade came about following the amalgamation of the Girl’s Brigade of Ireland, the Girls’ Guildry of Scotland (formed in 1900), and the Girls’ Life Brigade of England (formed in 1902).

A Christian organisation, the Brigade takes girls from 4 to 18, although they can stay on after this as Leaders as long as they have passed the required training.

The local District, Solent, has 11 groups in Portsmouth, Fareham, Havant, Waterlooville, Portchester, Hayling Island and Emsworth.

The exhibition features items such as uniforms, badges, banners, a camp fire song book and musical instuments.