29. Tatton-Brown, Miss Syliva
Caradoc, Llaistwardine, Craven Arms, Salop SY7 0LL. Nov. 1980.
An Episode in the life of the Chief Guide, Dame Olave Baden-Powell
Scene. A Girl Guide Rally in Blenheim Park, Oxfordshire, 1952
The County Commissioner is introducing invited Guests who are not in uniform
County Commissioner "This is Mrs ABC who has just arrived from the West Indies"
Chief Guide: "Lovely to see you again. You are lunching with me tomorrow."
C.C. "You won't know Mrs Willis, one of our Mice Presidents"
Chief "But of course I remember Mrs Willis : Calcutta 1928"
C.C. "This is Miss Tatton-Brown"
Chief "Where have we met before?"
Miss Tatton-Brown "At the World Conference in 1950, in Sussex, but originally in Egypt. You have just been seeing
my friend the Chief Commissioner for the International Guides in Egypt, how is she?"
Chief "Of course, we were in Athens together. You know she has just lost her Mother?"
Naturally I knew she had lost her Mother, she was Beryl Baker, a friend of mine, but that the Chief, with literally thousands of commissioner friends, should remember and show concern. Also in 5 minutes she had spanned Guiding in four continents.