HANDCRAFTING Mexican flowers and re-creating colourful Nicaraguan traditional dances, kept a group of Salisbury women on their toes at the weekend.

The party of 21 women from Salisbury travelled to Maud Heath House in East Tytherley, near Chippenham and embraced the internationally-themed day by taking lessons from two central American dancers and learning about the cultures of their nations in the seventh annual event to uniting the north and south Wiltshire Trefoil Guild.

The gathering saw the women from Wiltshire North and South Trefoil Guilds take part in workshops that delved into the community projects organised and run through Girlguiding’s fourth World Centre in Mexico.

As the numbers of girls joining Girlguiding in the county grew, it was divided into two halves seven years ago, with Trefoil, the mobile adult section continuing their supporting role to all units who were short of leaders or needed occasional help.

Sue Coates Former county chairman, said: "Dancing created great energy, enthusiasm and unity amongst the women who embraced the days international creative streak and will hopefully take some of the ideas on to groups they help."