Legion’s 90th anniversary marked

Dignitaries lay their thier wreaths at the War Memorial to mark the 90th birthday of Clitheroe Royal British Legion. A030611/1a
Dignitaries lay their thier wreaths at the War Memorial to mark the 90th birthday of Clitheroe Royal British Legion. A030611/1a

WREATHS were laid at Clitheroe War Memorial to mark the 90th birthday of the Royal British Legion.

Civic dignitaries including Ribble Valley mayor and mayoress Coun. Simon Hore and Mrs Grace Hore and Clitheroe town mayor Coun. Susan Knox and her consort, Allan Knox, joined members of the Clitheroe Branch of the Royal British Legion to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in defence of their country.

Mr Bob Scott, Chairman of the local branch, said: “It is important to our members in Clitheroe that we acknowledge the sacrifice made by so many men and women serving our country over many years before we enjoy the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion at The Great Poppy Party.”

Mr Scott laid the wreath on behalf of the Clitheroe Branch. The wreath laying service was followed by a celebratory weekend, which kicked off with a party and music by “The Blackjacks” at the legion office in Whalley Road.

A fancy dress party was also held where people took a step back in time and enjoyed music from the ‘40s.

The money raised from the events has been added to the national Royal British Legion’s Welfare Fund – helping the Legion take a more active role in the rehabilitation of injured, sick and wounded Service personnel in its 90th anniversary year.