Branch celebrates diamond day
PUBLISHED: 16:21 16 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:48 10 June 2010
Members of the Royal British Legion women s section Littleham Branch, founded October 23, 1948, celebrated the branch s diamond anniversary with a dinner for 40 members held at the Bidmead Centre, Littleham. The hall was decorated with the traditional bl
Members of the Royal British Legion women's section Littleham Branch, founded October 23, 1948, celebrated the branch's diamond anniversary with a dinner for 40 members held at the Bidmead Centre, Littleham. The hall was decorated with the traditional blue and gold colours of the Legion for the celebration on Wednesday, October 8. Guests of honour were Dame Mary Bridges, national vice president of the women's section, Christine Sharland and Janet Wicks, the daughters of the late Greta Waine, a long-standing and much revered chairman and president of this well established branch. The toast was proposed and the cake, made by member Pam Coles, was cut by the branch president Anne Challis.A spokesman for the branch said: "This is a very special occasion in the history of our branch and we are delighted that guests and members have been able to take part." Thanks were also extended to local businesses Eat with Englands for preparing the meal, and Shack Limited, for the provision of the specially designed 'birthday banner'.For anyone wishing to join this thriving branch, the group meet at the Bidmead Centre on the second Wednesday of each month, at 7.30pm.