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Trawden stalwart visits village Brownies

ROYAL CELEBRATION: Trawden stalwart Anne Scarborough shows her Maundy Money to a group of Brownies (S)

ROYAL CELEBRATION: Trawden stalwart Anne Scarborough shows her Maundy Money to a group of Brownies (S)

A Trawden stalwart who was handed Maundy Money by the Queen has paid a special visit to the village’s Brownies.

Community champion Anne Scarborough met the 1st Trawden Brownies to talk about Queen Elizabeth II’s recent visit to Blackburn Cathedral.

Mrs Scarborough, who was among a number of Pendle residents to be honoured, is the original Brownie Guider, who set up the group in 1971 after being approached by the late Vicar of Trawden George Worthington.

The St Mary’s Church parishioner and charity fund-raiser was the leader for 15 years but has continuously been involved with the unit as a pack holiday helper, badge tester and regular visitor. She is fondly known to the youngsters as “Grandma Owl”.

Assistant guider Louise Bleasdale said: “It is very poignant that this year Anne received the Maundy Money as it is 100 Years of Brownie Guides and the national membership is celebrating ‘The Big Brownie Birthday’ where special events and celebrations are being held all over the United Kingdom.

“Anne brought along her invitation from Buckingham Palace and the subsequent letters, ceremony sheet, photographs of the day and the two leather pouches containing the Maundy Money.

“She explained to the Brownies what Maundy Thursday is and then described the events leading up to the day and of course the days itself. The girls were fascinated and had lots of questions to ask to Anne such as “How tall is the Queen?” and “Did she speak to you?”

Mrs Scarborough added: “The girls were just full of questions, and really into what I had been doing.

“In 60 years, it could be some of them!”

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