THE FORMATION OF THE GUILD: The Guild for past girls was inaugurated on All Saints’ Eve, 1885.  Foundation members were Miss Strong (Headmistress, mid 1883-1888) and Miss Burt (Headmistress 1888-1891) as they were both members of Cheltenahm Ladies’ College in England which DSG was affiliated for many years.  Miss Burt cemented the aims of The Guild which was to “weld the old girls together, serve the school and encourage service to others”.