This film is part of Free

The Wiltshire Trail

Wiltshire Girl Guides collect food parcels to help unemployed men in Swindon.

Amateur film 1933 13 mins Silent


Follow a troupe of sprightly Girl Guides as they tour round Wiltshire, collecting food donations for the unemployed men of Swindon. They travel by any means available - bicycle, motor scooter and even on foot - to pick up provisions. First stops are Hungerford and Chisledon, followed by a break for lunch on the Downs before carrying on to Brinkworth and Calne.

The Girl Guides Association was created in 1910 to offer an alternative to Robert Baden-Powell's Boy Scouts, and was run by his sister, Agnes. A charitable organisation, there are now approximately 550,000 Guides in the UK.