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DSO/17: The Girl Guides Association.


Acc. 1072



Ref: DSO/17

Reference: [GB 0212] DSO/17
Title: Records of the Girl Guides Association
Date(s): 1921-1985
Level: Fonds
Extent: 0.013m3

Source of Acquisition: Deposited in Ceredigion Archives by the Archivist for records of the Guides Association within the county, 20 January 1998.

Scope and Content:
1. Aberystwyth Association Minute Book, 1921-1926

2. Aberystwyth Association Minute Book, 1926-1937

3. Minute Book of "The Court of Honour" held by the 5th Aberystwyth Holy Trinity Girls' Friendly Society Girl Guides. 1930-1934

4. County Receipt Book for Cardiganshire, 1924-1933

5. Envelope labelled "Bills" containing invoices sent out by the Girl Guides Association. 1935-1946

6. Envelope labelled "Bills from 1940" containing invoices sent out by the Girl Guides Association. 1940-1945

7. Envelope marked "Miscellaneous" containing: handmade commemorative scrapbook of the 1st Cardigan Guides with main events 1935-1939, and photographs (including Guides collecting Salvage 1939-40); a Girl Guides Warrant certificate 1921; two replies to invitations to a Guides' Event addressed to Mrs Berrow, The Ark, Clarach (January 1936); two pages of notes entitled "miscellaneous facts" and a letter of thanks from Ceredigion Museum to the Aberystwyth Guides for their gift of an early Guiding banner (1981).

8. Notebook containing notes on activities for Guides' meetings and extracts on Guiding activities copied from the Cambrian News and the Cardigan and Teifyside Advertiser 1931-1939.

9. Notebook containing articles concerning the Guides from the Cambrian News (1915-1930) and the Cardigan and Teifyside Advertiser (1917-1924), collected and copied by K.M. Bell [with Welsh learners' notes at back of book]

10. Ring binder "Initial Information Press Notices 1915-1946" containing Girl Guides Association badges (felt and thread) and notes of significant dates in the history of Guiding in the county 1915-1978. With photographs, article copied from local newspapers and a letter from Edith Lloyd Jones, the County Secretary to "Brown Owl" 30 November 1927.

11. Scrapbook "Ceredigion Girl Guides Archives" containing photographs of Guiding events and procedures. 1933-1985


Acc. 1304



Ref: DSO/17/addl

Reference: [GB 0212] DSO/17/addl
Title: Additional Records of the Girl Guides Association
Date(s): 1921-1998
Level: Fonds
Extent: 0.135m3

Source of Acquisition: Deposited in Ceredigion Archives by the Archivist for records of the Guides Association within the county. 7 December 2001

Scope and Content:
1. Cardiganshire Girl Guides Minute Book July1961-March1977

2. Minute Book of ‘The Court of Honour’ held by the 6th Aberystwyth Company 1968-1970

3. Minutes of Ceredigion Girl Guides Association April 1978-June 1983

4. Minutes of Ceredigion Girl Guides Association  February 1983-November 1990

5. Bag containing Minutes of Ceredigion Girl Guides May 1989-November 1991. Also 2 leaflets ‘Let’s buy Broneirion’

6. Log Book 6th Aberystwyth Company March 1958-June1963. Includes notes from March 1944-1954

7. Log Book 6th Aberystwyth Company December 1964-July1975

8. Log Book 6th Aberystwyth Company September1975-July 1976

9. Record Book 8th Aberystwyth Company Vol.2 September 1958

10. Invoice Book 1921-1930 including 9 assorted receipts, November 1963-October 1975. Description of Broneirion Pageant Camp from Welsh Scout News Sheet September 1950.

11. Cardigan & District Trefoil Guild Accounts February 1992-1995

12. Register of the 1st Mid Aeron Company 1948-1954. Also includes 2 “Health Record” Cards.

13. Envelope containing: Registration Certificates for the 1st Cantref Emlyn Company: 1963, 1966, 1975, Assorted documents regarding the Diamond Jubilee Eisteddfod 1970 The Legend of Arthur 6 July 1975. Rules and Conditions for field tenants Eisteddfod 1976.

14. Registration Certificate 1st Cantref Emlyn Brownie Pack October 1931

15. Registration Certificate Llangranog District Guides 1951

16. Registration Certificate 6th Aberystwyth (YWCA) Company 1942

17. Envelope containing: Address and telephone numbers of Guiders (Closed under D.P.A)

18. Envelope containing: Lists of Commissioners, Advisers and Guiders (Closed under D.P.A) Ceredigion Girl Guides income/expenditure sheets 1985 Annual Reports 1981,1985,1986.

19. Letter from Newcastle-Emlyn Urban District Council, 13 October 1969, regarding rent for premises. Letter and Agreement documents from Newcastle-Emlyn Urban District Council 12 March 1974 regarding rent for premises

20. Folder containing Annual Reports:
Guides Cymru Ceredigion County:1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1998/99.
Guides Cymru1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995.
Guides Trefoil Guild: 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996.
Guides Cymru Trefoil Guild County Reports: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997. Girl Guides Annual Report: 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995
Trading Catalogue:1990, 1993
Travels of the Red Dragon:1994.

21. Envelope containing
Guides Cymru Annual Reports: 1982, 1983, 1985.
Guides Cymru Biennial Report: 1963, 1968, 1979-1980 Assorted Guide Association Leaflets
Ceredigion Girl Guide Annual Report: 1981, 1983.

22. Girl Guides Association Annual Reports: 1970, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996

23. Ceredigion Girl Guides Association Annual Reports: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1997/98.

24. Guides Cymru Biennial Report: 1965/66, 1967/68, 1970/71, 1971/72 1973/74, 1975/76, 1977/78, 1979/80. 
Annual Report: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997.

25. Envelope containing: Guide Cymru Annual Reports 1977/78, 1988, 1989, 1990. 
Annual Reports, Ceredigion Girl Guides, 1979, 1980, 1987, 1988 ,1989, 1990.

26. Folder - Newspaper cuttings (local guide issues) 1966-1984.

27. Newspaper Cuttings Ceredigion Guides/Brownies from Cambrian News 1983-1987.

28. Folder containing Newspaper Cuttings (guide items) 1985-1991.

29. Folder containing Newspaper Cuttings Ceredigion Guides/Brownies 1991-1992 from Cambrian News.

30. 2 Scrapbooks of Newspaper Cuttings. 1992-1997, 1997-1999 from the Cambrian News and Cardigan and Teifyside Advertiser.

31. Press Notices 1947-1960,Cambrian News and Cardigan and Teifyside Advertiser. Notes from Ranger Logbooks 1944-1980.

32. Press Notices February 1961-August 1987 from Cambrian News and Cardigan and Teifyside Advertiser.

33. Synopses of Newspaper Articles in 3 volumes: 1939-1956, 1957-1970 1970-1987, from the Cambrian News and Cardigan and Teifyside Advertiser, copied by Ms. K.M. Bell.

34. Envelope containing Newspaper Cuttings and 6 photographs

35. Magazine cutting ‘Llandrillo-yn-Rhos  company meet Mrs. Thatcher’

36. Project on Aberystwyth by a girl guide.

37. Scrapbook project on Aberystwyth by a girl guide.

38. Scrapbook of Pontgarreg and Llangrannog by a girl guide.

39. Guide to Llanrhystud by a girl guide.

40. Scrapbook project of Aberystwyth by a girl guide.

41. Scrapbook projects(x4) on Lampeter by girl guides.

42. Envelope containing: Pre-warrant training course for Guide Guiders (1966)

43. Counterfoils of application form for Commissioners Warrant.

44. Envelope containing: A Pre-Warrant training course for Brownie Guiders. (1965).

45. Book: Notes for Commissioners (2nd Edition 1947).

46. Policy, Organisation and Rules book (1960).

47. Policy, Organisation and Rules book (March 1964).

48. Policy, Organisation and Rules book (1969).

49. ‘Tomorrows Guide’ Report of the working party 1964-1966.

50. The Cadet Guiders Handbook (4th Edition 1952).

51. Guide Handbook.

52. The Commissioners Handbook reprinted 1960.

53. Handbook for Commissioners. First published 1968.

54. Handbook for Commissioners (reprinted 1968).

55. The Official Handbook for Girl Guides or ‘How Girls Can Build Up The Empire’.

56. Envelope containing: Information leaflets to Guide Leaders.

57. Leaflet: Amendments to P.O.R. up to Jan. 1971.

58. Hints on the Guide Test (1962).

59. Book: Camp-craft for Girl Guides (Pub.1948).

60. Book: Uniform, Publications, Tents and Camping Equipment (1939).

61. Guiding Magazine. (April 2000).

62. Envelope containing: leaflets of Guide events/outings 1980-February2000.

63. Envelope containing: various leaflets of Church Services and including memorial card for Mary Alma Tanner 1888-1982. Service of Dedication in memory of Captain and Mrs J. Hext-Lewes llanllyr.

64. Envelope containing leaflets/booklets about Broneirion.

65. Information leaflets on the Guide movement.

66. Queens Silver Jubilee - Community projects information pack.

67. Envelope containing: copy of document entitled ‘Descriptions of Guide Standards to be seen at St. Davids Cathedral. Sept.28th 1952’.

68. Envelope containing assorted Thanksgiving service leaflets 1980-1985. Descriptions of Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire Guide standards 28 September 1952.

69. Receipt/Certificate presented to Ceredigion from Guides Cymru re Olave Centre collection.

70. Envelope containing: Pamphlets of training events and centres. 75th Dathliad, Builth Wells 11th May ’85 booklet. Form of service – Queen’s Silver Jubilee Service.Leaflets on local guide events. Friends of Broneirion Newsletter 1985-1986. Various orders of service. ‘Our Golden Heritage’ Souvenir handbook. North East Lancs. Girl Guides Handbook. North-East Lancs. Rally 1952.

71. Brownie test card. Girl friendly society leaflets on the formation of Girl Guide Companies. Letter to Miss Bell re County Commissioner. ‘If the world were a village’ leaflet. Poster for ‘Extending your skills’ course Broneirion 1990. Arts ‘Dabble Day’ application form 1990.

72. Booklet: 80 years of Scouting 1909-1989.

73. Folder containing letters to Miss K. Bell (Guide County Archivist) concerning the Guide Archive.

74. File: ‘The World Wide Family’. Handwritten history and development of the Guide/Scout movement.

75. 2 Photographic printing blocks.

76. Photograph of Broneirion 23-25 November 1984.

77. Guide Promise Cards/Leaflets.

78. Framed Certificate - Eisteddfod. Presented to Cardiganshire Joint third place 18 July 1970.

79. Jamboree Cymru 1981 Certificates. Yellow flag Patrol, Ceredigion. Starwort Patrol, Ceredigion.

80. Envelope containing: Thank you Card - Chernobyl children’s visit 1990

81. Young Leaders Scheme Card.

82. Guide hat and Brownie hat.

83. Brochure of Ceredigion.

84. Box containing: ‘Candle Week’ train journey momento/award.

85. 2 Cork Emblems Guide/Brownie.

86. Box containing Guide Badges.

87. Wooden Box containing Guide and Brownie Badges.

88. Assorted Scout and Guide Badges.

89. Envelope containing assorted Guide Badges.

90. Envelope containing Guide achievement Badges.

91. Assorted Girl Guide Badges.

92. Guide leader uniform – Dress, hats and Brownie pennant.


Acc. 2943



Ref: DSO/17/addl

Reference: [GB 0212] DSO/17/addl
Title: Additional Records of the Girl Guides Association
Date(s): 1921-1940
Level: Fonds
Extent: 0.008m3

Source of Acquisition: Deposited in Ceredigion Archives 12 December 2011, 

Scope and Content:

93. The Brownie Test Card

94. Girl Guides Warrant certifying that the Local Association of Aberystwyth Girl Guides is registered at the Girl Guides Headquarters. 6 September 1921

95. Card (handmade) - 1st Cardigan Girl Guides listing Guides' names and with mounted photographs of the guides in action. c.1940.

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