Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Legion celebrates 90th anniversary with WI

Dulcie Cornwell opening celebrations
Over 200 people gathered to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Fulbourn & Teversham Branch of the Royal British Legion and Fulbourn Womens Institute on June 11. The celebrations were opened by Mrs Dulcie Cornwell (above) who is the branch's oldest member and will be 100 yrs old on Tuesday.

Luan Hockley: click to learn moreThe Peterborough Highland Pipe Band played the Branch standard from the Six Bells public house to Fulbourn Manor where they performed traditional highland pipe music and dance by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Richard Townley. Local singer Luan Hockley (right) provided a range of songs including wartime favourites and members of the Fulbourn WI sang the hymn Jerusalem.

The Fulbourn Branch of the Royal British Legion was formed in 1921 from its predesessor the Comrades of the Great War. One of the first branches to be formed in the district, Fulbourn was instrumental in the 'Big Push' which resulted in new branches being formed at Cherry Hinton, Balsham, Bottisham, Great Wilbraham and Six Mile Bottom.

The Royal British Legion is the nation's leading Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. Membership is open to anyone whether they have served in the armed forces or not. Further information on Fulbourn and Teversham RBL can be obtained from the Branch Secretary Mr Gerald Norden at yasume@hotmail.co.uk.
Pete Collis
Welfare Officer
Fulbourn and Teversham Branch
Royal British Legion

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