Our first library book is a patrol book from 10th Barry Girl Guides in South Wales from 1942-1947.
The book contains a rare insight from the guide’s point of view of how the guide unit was run and the things they got up to. The book contains a lot of clipping of Princess Elizabeth (currently our Queen!) and many references to the Second World War which ended in September 1945 half way through the book. The book also has many programs and information inserted.
The book’s quite fragile so it’s taking a while to scan each page however we’ll be aiming to add 10 pages a day. This book was found in a chest at the guide hall with another log book from the mid 60s which we’ll also be adding to the collection. Excitingly the chest contains other books which we are yet to dig out from under piles of tents, camping equipment and a lawnmower! So we don’t know what we’ll uncover.
The book is in a basic presentation format at the moment as we’ll be adding extra functions such as zoom and print. You should be able to view the first 10 pages via the link below. It may be a little small so you’ll need to fully maximise the window. Don’t worry though as well be working on the display for this. To move from one page to another simply double click in the corners or left click/drag the edges and literally turn over the pages.
I hope you’ll all get as much out of reading these logs as we have and excitingly await the next load of pages to be added.
Please leave any comments on this book here, as it grows will be adding an index to allow people to find the best bits.