Attacked by rogue Brownies

A few translations may be necessary:

Brownies: the British equivalent of girl scouts
The gods: "a theatrical term referring to the highest areas of a theatre such as the upper balconies"

Also, I'm puzzled by Gladys Long's comment that, "The trouble is when children are in uniform they are more noticeable than others who are not."

Wasn't the problem that the girls were violent, not that they were "more noticeable"?

Bristol Evening Post - Feb 1, 1978

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Oct 25, 2023
     Category: Crime | Theater and Stage | Junk Food | 1970s

They have Brownies in the US (or at least they did when I still lived there) They┬┤re kind of the equivalent of the Cub Scouts.
Posted by F.U.D in Stockholm on 10/25/23 at 05:20 AM
Pantomime: BRITISH
a theatrical entertainment, mainly for children, that involves music, topical jokes, and slapstick comedy and is based on a fairy tale or nursery story, usually produced around Christmas.
Posted by ges on 10/25/23 at 07:46 AM
Right F.U.D, they are pre-Girl Scouts, precisely equivalent to the Cub Scouts. Their uniforms are solid brown, of a shade about like milk chocolate.

Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 10/25/23 at 08:33 AM
I was expecting small creatures wielding brooms and dustbins appearing from the baseboards.
Posted by Swordfish on 10/25/23 at 11:24 AM
Note that Gladys Long is the Guides Commissioner. She doesn't care that her girl-vermin were a nuisance. She doesn't even care that they were caught. All she cares about is that they were caught in uniform, and thus reflected deservedly badly on her Pedo Army group. In other words, she got caught being a bad role model, and she's salty about it and blames it on the press.
Posted by Richard Bos on 10/28/23 at 12:30 PM
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