Putting together the pieces!heritage centre badge

In the spring 0f 2006, an exciting proposal began to take shape in the form of a Girlguiding Norfolk heritage project. Very quickly, the idea developed, and the ‘Historical Jigsaw' was born; initially a year long project that enabled 13-19 years olds to slot together the pieces of Norfolk's guiding jigsaw.

A bid was submitted to the Young Roots Heritage Lottery Fund for financial support and, near the end of NorJam 2006, the news came through that we had successfully been awarded a grant of £25,000. The money has now been spent, but the project in terms of interest, enthusiasm and expertise for 1940s Guiding in particular continues and is now a valuable resource in Norfolk and others are keen to learn from us.  

A key part of the project which wasn't completed is collecting oral histories from people with memories of guiding. Interested? Have we whetted your appetite? If we have, then read on to find out how you could get involved! Find the Old People's Home challenge on the Oral History section!

This website will mean that the world will be able to contribute to our search for information and evidence from the past. Help us find out, who's who, who's where, when it was and what's what! It will become a growing source of evidence that we hope will interest many people, especially as we celebrate the Centenary of Girlguiding. In addition, navigate the website to find out the most up-to-date information about events being organised as part of the project... download the necessary forms and keep in touch.

In addition, we now have a growing archive resource and are fund-raising to build our own ARC - Archive Resource Centre.   If you would like to make a contribution to our funds please do get in touch.