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History & Introduction
Rainbows Contact Details

History & Introduction

The first Girl Guide Company in this area was started by the Miss Blathwayts, who lived in Dyrham Park. In memory of this fact, our local area is called Dyrham District. Over many years the district grew so large that it was split into Dyrham North and Dyrham South. This area became Dyrham North, but when the other half changed its name to a more suitable local one, we were able to drop the ‘north’ tag in 1973.

This was thirty years ago, and to celebrate we spent a glorious autumn day at our birthplace – Dyrham Park. We followed the nature trail with great enthusiasm and finally ran, tumbled and laughed our way down the steep slope to enjoy a brief rest and a picnic.

Our district today comprises Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Young and Adult Leaders and Unit Helpers in Marshfield, Pucklechurch and Wick. As you can see from the photograph, Guiding is still extremely popular and has a lot to offer today’s girls and women. Uniforms and programmes have been updated to keep abreast with modern trends, but the underlying fundamental values have not been compromised.

Interested?  Surprise yourself!  Join our fantastic organisation.  We need you all – girls and adults.  To find out more, phone Ros Abbott on 0117 937 2157 or email


Ros Abbott: A Guiding Life

In 2012 Ros received an award from Girlguiding UK for 50 years of volunteer service to guiding.  Read about her life in Guiding here...

The 1954 First Class Guide Test

The 1954 edition of the Guides’ official publication of Hints on Girl Guide Tests lists the following requirements for being a First Class Guide. Take a look here...


For more information on Girlguiding click on the logo to visit the Girlguiding UK website

Rainbows Contact Details

1st Pucklechurch Rainbows
meet on Tuesdays from 3.25pm – 4.25pm. Contact Ruth Storey 9373405, or email

3rd Pucklechurch Rainbows
meet on Wednesdays from 4.00pm – 5.00pm. Contact Joanna Wallis (email