Did you join in these Scouts' and Guides' Christmas celebrations around the area in Days Gone By?

The Felixstowe Cubs celebrate Christmas at Hallowtree Activity Centre in 1996

The Felixstowe Cubs celebrate Christmas at Hallowtree Activity Centre in 1996 - Credit: Archant

Children's organisations have got involved in many Christmas celebrations around the area over the years - as our gallery shows.

Stowmarket 1st Guides Christmas Bazaar in November 1980

Stowmarket 1st Guides Christmas Bazaar in November 1980 - Credit: Archant

Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Brownies have regularly helped at bazaars and fairs with a festive flavour.

A Guides and Brownies bazaar at St Peter's Church, Sudbury, in October 1988

A Guides and Brownies bazaar at St Peter's Church, Sudbury, in October 1988 - Credit: Archant

Of course, the organisations are involved in helping the local community, with Hadleigh Brownies among those who have taken Christmas parcels to older people to spread some good cheer.

Santa with Guides and Brownies at the switching on of Halesworth Christmas lights in 2003

Santa with Guides and Brownies at the switching on of Halesworth Christmas lights in 2003 - Credit: Archant

The Scouts' Christmas post is also very well-known and handles large numbers of cards each year, although this year the much-loved Scouts' postal service in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Kesgrave sadly had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

Stowmarket Scouts Christmas Show in December 1973 

Stowmarket Scouts Christmas Show in December 1973 - Credit: Archant

 Hadleigh Brownies delivering Christmas parcels to elderly people

Hadleigh Brownies delivering Christmas parcels to elderly people - Credit: Archant

If these photos bring back memories, email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk

The 2nd Martlesham Heath Guides and Rangers bell ringing at the Deben Avenue Christmas street party in 2008

The 2nd Martlesham Heath Guides and Rangers bell ringing at the Deben Avenue Christmas street party and light switch on in 2008 - Credit: Lucy Taylor/Archant

To order copies of these photos, visit our website or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

Some of the 3rd Stowmarket Scouts delivering Christmas cards in 2008

Some of the 3rd Stowmarket Scouts delivering Christmas cards in 2008 - Credit: Clifford Hicks/Archant

Hogarth Road Scouts in Ipswich starting to sort the Scouts' Christmas post in 2006

Hogarth Road Scouts in Ipswich starting to sort the Scouts' Christmas post in 2006 - Credit: Wendy Turner/Archant



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