Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture & Learning Since 1888
Track 1 Guides

Credit line: Audrey Bayliss talks about being a member of the Haslemere Guides.


Interviewee: I became a Guide well I suppose at eleven and there we had a special hut along the Petworth Road, it’s still there, called the Guide Hut. Nobody else used it in our day. All our things were there, our little patrol cordons, it was a wonderful place. I suppose there were about twenty of us. The Brownies met there. Two Brownie groups I think there were and from that we did all sorts of things. We could go up Tennyson’s Lane with a compass or whatever we were doing. It was our own place and we once had the idea of painting the walls with scenes of things on it but I don’t know how long that lasted. It kept us busy but I don’t know how long that lasted.