|With thanks to Tony Forsgate and especially Betty Bowes,
the names of the Ranger Guides have been obtained for the top
photograph. They are all members of Wivenhoe Girl Guides, and some time in
either 1941 or 1942. Mrs Ruth Munson is the Leader in the centre of each
If you know any of the names in the bottom photograph, please e-mail their identities to Peter
and Bonnie Hill. After this appeal was made, several people
have contacted us and the Guides have been named.
standing: Daphne King, Mabel Clark, Jean King, Marjorie Green
LtoR seated: Iris Gould, Betty Sparling, Doreen Rose, Mrs Ruth Munson,
Betty Bowes, Amy Kettle, Ellen Fisk
thanks to Tony Forsgate and especially Betty Bowes for identifying the
people in the photo above. Betty believes the photograph was taken in 1941
or 42, in what was then called Thanes Wood, at the end of De Vere
Lane. March 2003
Thanks to Pat Green, Sally's mum, the person in the bottom photo,
top row, second from the right, is Audrey Dan(n). She later helped with
the Guides in 1948/49 when Pat was then a Guide.
a big thank you to Peter Nessling who, in January 2006, e-mailed from
Australia, to provide all but one of the names of the people in the bottom
photograph. Thank you Peter, and also to your brother and another person
who helped you in this task.
Top row: L to R. Betty Canham. Daphne King. Doreen Fisk.
Doreen Rose. Dorothy Green. Mary Scott. Audrey Dan. Kathy Green.
Centre row: L to R. (Unknown.) Mary Munson. Joan
Loveless. Mrs Ruth Munson, Joan Goodwin. Pat Denyer. June Woods.
Front row. L to R. Pat Flanders. Mary Nessling. Pamela
Jeffries. Norma Harvey. Barbara Knappet. Doreen Greenhill. Pat Williams.