Nostalgia: Girl Guides make a splash in the record books

In 1993, Girl Guides at Ashton's Albion Church had plenty to cheer about after making a splash in the record books.

It was the first time Guide companies from the same church had finished in first and second place in a district swimming gala.

Albion had been home to the 9th Ashton group for 70 years but had such a long waiting list of girls wanting to join that it was decided to form a second company. 

As a result the 18th Ashton came into being with the new unit claiming first place in a closely fought contest at Ashton Pool.

Janet Robson ran both companies.

She told the Reporter at the time: “All the girls swam very well. The atmosphere was terrific and it was great to see them cheering each other on.”

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SPLASH HIT: Ashton’s Guides celebrate their unique double.

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