Brownies celebrate anniversary event

The brownies taking part in the 100th birthday celebrations.
The brownies taking part in the 100th birthday celebrations.

Hundreds of Brownies from across the borough have taken part in a special celebration.

Members of Girlguiding in North Tyneside celebrated the ‘Big Brownie Birthday’ with a host of activities at Beaconsfield in Tynemouth.

The activities on offer included bouncy castles, a high slide, an inflatable assault course, ventriloquist, street science group, face painting, balloon modelling and more.

Brownies paraded down a red carpet wearing all the Brownie uniforms from 1914 to the present day, next to a large archive display of photographs of guiding events held in North Tyneside through the decades.

North Tyneside Steel Band played throughout the afternoon and the day ended with a traditional sing song and a huge birthday cake was cut by the north east England chief commissioner, Hilary Cooper.

Val Laverty, head of the planning team for the event, said: “We were very pleased with the outcome of 18 months planning and preparations.

“The event was a huge success and even the weather was kind to us.”