Guides cross London’s bridges

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GUIDES and Brownies from Hastings and St Leonards joined other girls from across the region to walk over London’s bridges in the largest event of its kind.

More than 30 girls from Hastings Brownies and St Leonards Guides, met up with more than 4,000 others from across London and the south east on Saturday, July 9.

The aim of the event was to promote having fun outdoors, and the girls were split into three groups.

Each chose the area of London that they wanted to walk in, and which bridges to cross.

The girls, aged between five and 14, were members of the 13th St Leonards Guides, 15th St Leonards Guides, and 4th Hastings Brownies.

The target for the day was to cross eight bridges, and for each one crossed, the girls were given a sticker.

Each girl who took part in the trek was awarded a medal for their achievement at the end of the day.

A group of former Girl Guides also participated in the walk.

The women of the 1st Hastings and St Leonards Trefoil Guilds started at Tower Bridge before criss-crossing the Thames all the way up to Westminster - seeing parts of London they had never ventured into before.

Once the eighth and final bridge had been crossed the women were each presented with a medal to commemorate their achievement.

The group meets at 2pm on the first Wednesday of every month in St Marks Church Hall, Hughenden Place.

New members are always welcome.