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Welcome to Girlguiding Hinchley Wood’s Centenary Heritage Project on-line. Whether you are a member of Girlguiding or not, we hope that you enjoy looking around our website. 

A little bit on the project.

The Centenary of Girlguiding UK during 2009/2010, presented an ideal opportunity to put on exhibitions of our extensive and exciting Girlguiding history.  We decided to pursue HLF group oct 09this project after the excellent feedback we received after a one off exhibition back in July 2008. Following this, we wished to create a project that encouraged current members, aged 10-25, to develop their knowledge, skills and interest in the heritage of their units.

A bid was submitted to the Young Roots Heritage Lottery Fund for grants to aid our project.  We were successful in our bid and were rewarded a grant of £15,000.  We put together several exhibitions during 2010 about Girlguiding in Hinchley Wood and the Dittons District.  Our exhibitions have featured at the Dittons Library, Thames Ditton, St Christopher’s Church, Hinchley Wood and the Clore Learning Centre at Hampton Court Palace.