Moulton Guides meet up after forty years since awards

Carol  Willis (nee Smith), Susan  Malpas (nee Grinham ), Joanne Dolby (nee  Putnam) Caroline Allison (nee Miles) and Rosemary Walker (nee Archer)

Carol Willis (nee Smith), Susan Malpas (nee Grinham ), Joanne Dolby (nee Putnam) Caroline Allison (nee Miles) and Rosemary Walker (nee Archer)

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A quintet of Queen’s Guides have met up 40 years after they hit the local headlines.

The five featured on the front page of the Chronicle and Echo in November 1977 when the girls from Moulton had received their hard-earned awards.

To mark the four decades that have since passed, the five met up to reacreate the photograph.

The joint ceremony to present their awards was a county first because although all Guides at that time were encouraged to take on the challenge, it was the first time that a large number of Guides had received the Queen’s Guide Awards at the same time.

Carol Smith (now Willis) Susan Grinham (now Malpas) Joanne Putnam (now Dolby) Caroline Miles (now Allison) and Rosemary Archer (now Walker) met up to reminise about their time as Moulton Guides at a special afternoon tea in village’s Cafe@.

All the women have stayed in touch with each other over the years and now use social media to keep up-to-date with Carol who lives in Germany.

Pennie Jones (now Crow) also received her award earlier in the year and also attended the celebration.