1st Totton Company
1st Totton Company

Company Members Achievements

Queens Award Recipients


Claire Hardwick 1996


Suzanne Chiverton (nee Stone) 2001


Vicki Boba (nee Yates) 2012



1st Totton Company Brigader Brooch Award holders;


Rosalie Lewis 1971


Denise Alford 1974 (1st Cadnam Company)


Irene Dibden 1974 (1st Cadnam Company)



Carole Lilly (nee Arnold) 1977                         


Jill Green 1978                                                Linda  Stutchbury 1978                                   


Dawn Clarke (nee Pearce) 1980


Janet Rayment 1981                                       Eileen Rayment 1982


Ann Doswell 1982                                           Susan Waller 1984


Catherine Youngman (nee Head) 1984             Allison Head (nee Southwell) 1984    


Louise Yates ( nee Richards) 1985                   Mandy Corneby (nee Leigh) 1987


Helen Baker (nee Amey) 1989                        Jan McCarthy (nee Southwell) 1989           


Tracey Hogan 1990                                        Maureen Buckler (nee Buckle) 1991


Mellony Palmer (nee Clarke) 1991                   Denise Bratcher 1991


Claire Hardwick 1995                                     Kelly Greenwood 1996


Suzanne Chiverton (nee Stone) 1997              Louise Taylor 1998 


Claire Pickett 1998                                        Amy Cochrane 2000


Alison Brownlee 2001                                    Emma Long 2001


Kerry- Jayne Lilly 2004                                  Natasha Manning 2006


Vicki Boba (nee Yates) 2007                          Gemma Sheath 2007  


Danielle Yates 2009                                      Anna Doswell 2009


Emily Townrow 2012                                    Hannah Morton 2014


Ruth Hendry 2014                                        Isabel Clifford 2015


Nicola Stakesby-Lewis 2016                        Charlotte Hatch 2017


Emily Shadick 2017                                     Katie Impett 2017




Hope Award


Vicki Yates (now Boba), was awarded the Hope Award in 2011 for the amazing way in which she has found the strength through her faith to overcome a very difficult time in her life and take on new leadership roles within Girls' Brigade and Trinity Church. The picture shows Vicki being presented with her award longside her mum Louise and then fiancé (now husband) Aaron Boba

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award


Many girls in our company have been part of the DofE programme over the years but only one, so far, has gone on to complete the gold level award. Suzanne Chiverton (nee Stone) completed the award in 2004


Other more recent DofE Award winners are:

Bronze 2009 Anna Doswell, Danielle Yates, Cara Sheath

Bronze 2012 Hannah Morton, Ruth Hendry, Isobel Clifford, Amy Rivers, Emily Townrow

Bronze 2014 Jessica Rivers, Megan Honey, Emily Shadick, Charlotte Hatch, Elly Clifford, Nikki Stakesby- Lewis, Katie Impett

Silver 2015   Anna Doswell, Danielle Yates, Isobel Clifford, Hannah Morton, Ruth Hendry

Bronze 2018 Jodie Napthine & Isobel Hickman 

Bronze 2019 Cailyn Baker, Rebecca Sargent, Molly Hickman & Iris Dyer.

Bronze 2020 Cerys Head & Alice Shaw, Beth Woods, Lucy Overy


Leaders Long Service Awards 


Wendy Southwell was  awarded her 60 years service award with Girls' (Life) Brigade at initially 1st Cadnam and then 1st Totton GB Companies. (Can you spot her in this picture from the 1950's of Girls Life Brigade keeping fit? Wendy also made the outfits they are wearing!)


Mrs Southwell (nee Touzel), firstly joined 1st Cadnam company as a "Cadet" and then became a leader with 1st Totton Company in 1962. She led the Explorer section for many years as well as making band costumes, directing pantomimes, driving mini buses and cooking for our annual camps.


A dedicated leader of the Explorer section in our company for many years, Wendy has handed this role on to other leaders now. She contnuned to take an active part in GB each week, opening the church to welcome girls and parents as they arrive and setting up for GB evenings right up until the Covid Pandemic, when she felt the time was right to take a rest.  We sincerely thank her for dedication to the Girls' Brigade and work of our company.


Other Leaders long service awards


  • Carole Lilly - 40 years
  • Margaret Woodbury 30 years ( Retired)
  • Louise Richards 30 years
  • Jan McCarthy 30 Years


thanks to all of them for their support and work

 Last updated September 23

   Breaking News

Back to Brigade


We look forward to  welcoming everyone back to GB on Wednesday 13th September

Explorers 6-7pm

Juniors 6-7pm

Subs just £20 per school term

Seniors 7pm-8:30pm

Brigaders 7pm -8:30pm

Subs £25 per school term



90th Anniversary Celebrations


Our GB Company turns 90 this year, havng been formed in 1933 at the then Congregational Church in Totton High Street.

We are celebratied with a special service on 2nd July and hope more celebrations in October for our annual enrolment service

See Programme page for more information about our activties and Parents page for membership information   

New Uniform Available  

Had a growth spert over the summer? New uniform can be purchased at the GB National website or swapped out like for like on GB evenings.  

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