Girl Guides lead the way at new Coltishall centre

Offical opening of the new Girlguiding's achive and resource centre in Coltishall. Pictured Alicia W

Offical opening of the new Girlguiding's achive and resource centre in Coltishall. Pictured Alicia Whittaker (centre left) Nicola Fancy (centre right) opening the building. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The Girl Guides have opened a new Archive Resource Centre aimed at protecting the organisation's heritage.

Offical opening of the new Girlguiding's achive and resource centre in Coltishall. Pictured Alicia W

Offical opening of the new Girlguiding's achive and resource centre in Coltishall. Pictured Alicia Whittaker (centre left) Nicola Fancy (centre right) opening the building. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The £190,000 project was unveiled in the grounds of Norfolk Guides' Patteson Lodge activity centre at Coltishall.

The building boasts hanging rooms for uniforms and flags dating back to the movement's foundation, in 1910. There is also be a large, temperature-controlled room for other archive material, a multi-purpose room, which will be available for the community to hire, a kitchen and toilets.

Carol Bundock, president of Girl Guiding Norfolk, said: 'It's brilliant.'

Offical opening of the new Girlguiding's achive and resource centre in Coltishall. Pictured Alicia W

Offical opening of the new Girlguiding's achive and resource centre in Coltishall. Pictured Alicia Whittaker (centre left) Nicola Fancy (centre right) opening the building. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE