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Ovaltineys to Sheredean Girls Club 1941-1960, Paperback / softback Book

Ovaltineys to Sheredean Girls Club 1941-1960 Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


This is a nostalgic story about Pat Stacey and friends who joined The League of Ovaltineys in 1941. In 1945 they formed their own club, initially growing and selling  garden produce to raise funds.

From humble beginnings of camping, cooking and meetings in the back garden they progressed to hiking, camping, ice skating, swimming, youth hosteling and more. They put concerts on and sold handcrafted items made by themselves making donations to Dr Barnardo’s Homes. The accent was on hard work and fun.

Pat Stacey compiled log books with hand written essays by the girls so the story is written by them. Michael Parkinson has completed the picture by researching and writing histories of Ovaltine, Barnardo’s and the Youth Hostel Association – all important to Pat and the girls.



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