LINDOW Rainbows, led by their Leader Ella Jane Brookbanks, were treated to a local history lesson and outing by local artist and Transition Wilmslow member Garry Olson.

Having met up with Garry and the team earlier this year for fruit and vegetable planting and as part of the Wilmslow in Bloom team, Ella and the Rainbows were led around Lindow Moss and talked about its rich history, the world-famous Lindow Man and the site’s future.

Ella took all 19 of her Rainbows, along with assistant leader Alex, her Duke of Edinburgh volunteer Emily and Rainbow Advisor Sophie Brookbanks - to the Moss to 'inspire the next generation of Wilmslow residents, to really know and care about their town’.

“As a child seeing Lindow Moss for the first time - which a lot of them did - is like stepping back in time,” said Ella.

“It's eerie, almost prehistoric - one of my girls said it looked like an elephant’s graveyard or like something from Jurassic Park.

“Garry taught them about the Lindow Man, and the girls were amazed to find out something so amazing was discovered here in Wilmslow.

“The girls had a brilliant evening - as a Rainbow leader and mum of two I think it is very important for children - from as young an age as possible - to know and to take interest in their home town and surrounding areas.

“My girls get involved with as much as possible around town - from the scarecrow festival, Wilmslow in Bloom and the Christmas lights switch-on parade, to taking part in trips with Transition Wilmslow, Incredible Edible and sports coaching with WFA.

“We're very active and very involved, and even hold a world record for our endeavours. We look forward to being involved in and supporting many more local initiatives.”