Girls’ Life Brigade

From the Mitcham Youth Handbook of 1949


The G.L.B. was founded in 1901 by the National Sunday School Union. It aims, through a fourfold programme of Spiritual, Physical, Educational and Social Activities, “to help and encourage girls to become useful Christian women.” Companies are organised in four sections: Cadets, 6-9 years Juniors, 10-12; Seniors, 13-15; Pioneers, 16 and over. Loyalty to Church and Sunday School is a condition of membership, and the motto of this, the oldest organisation for girls in Britain is: “To Save Life.”

Companies in Mitcham affiliated to the Youth Council are:-

2nd Mitcham Company, Gladstone Road Mission; Wednesdays, 6.30 p.m.
Captain: Miss Webb.

217 London Company, Methodist Mission, High Street, Colliers Wood; Mondays 5.30 to 7.30 p.m.
Captain, Miss E.V.D. Taylor.

Source: Local Studies Centre, Morden Library, Civic Centre, Morden.
Reference: L2 (369) MIT


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