Seven decades of the women’s branch of the Royal British Legion in March

Royal British Legion Women's Section tea party

Royal British Legion Women's Section tea party - Credit: Archant

The Royal British Legion women’s section raised £225 when it celebrated its 70th birthday with a party at The Skoulding Suite in March Town Hall.

Mayor, Councillor Robert Skoulding opened the celebrations and was welcomed by Carole Gowing, branch chairman.

Carol Cox, chairman of Fenland District Council, attended with Marie Skells, county president of the RBLWS, with members from other branches including Chatteris, Guyhirn and St Ives.

Members and guests from March Branch included long term members of the branch and refreshments were organised by members with help from the brownies.

Music was supplied by local duo Back Two playing music across the period of the branch’s formation encouraging many members to take to the dance floor.


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The party ended with a birthday cake made by secretary Linda Mitchell and cut by March president Betty Smith.

The branch held an auction and raffle and together with ticket sales raised £225 for the Benevolent Fund.

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