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LONG READ: How the Girl Guides helped the war effort in Inverness

Posted On: 25 Aug 2019   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

LONG READ: How the Girl Guides helped the war effort in Inverness

The Press and Journal's series marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day sparked reminiscences for two readers with remarkable tales to tell, writes Susan Welsh
Nancy Scott
At 88, Nancy Scott, from Inverness, still gets shivers thinking about the moment she heard Britain was at war with Germany.
However, our recent series marking the anniversary of D-Day brought further memories flooding back, particularly of the role she and her fellow Girl Guides played in the aftermath of the offensive against the Germans.
“I remember the day war broke out as we were in St Columba's Church as usual at 10.45am,” said Nancy, a retired head teacher.
“We sang our first hymn then someone came in and handed a piece of paper to the minister, Mr Elliot, who then said ‘I'm stopping the sermon because war has been declared.' People around us started crying. Then we sang, Oh God Our Help in Ages Past - that moment and hymn has been stuck in my head ever since.
“When we came out of church I remember my father saying they thought they'd...

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