Themed evening for Royal British Legion Women’s Section in Chatteris as it celebrates 65th birthday

THE Royal British Legion Women’s Section in Chatteris celebrated its 65th birthday with a themed evening.

As the Section was formed in 1946, the theme for the evening was in 1940s Street Party style with many attendees dressing for the occasion.

The chairman welcomed all in attendance and thanked them for their support on this special occasion.

Edna Papworth, Winnie Weeden and Phyllis Rayner have a combined membership to the Women’s Section in Chatteris of more than 150 years and they cut a birthday cake.

Following refreshments the room was transformed for music and dancing provided by Charlie Chaplin.


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The special raffle of a Kauri Clock made from an ancient New Zealand tree which is the oldest workable wood in the world was won by Janet Taylor of the Chatteris Section.

There were also a vast range of prizes for the regular raffle. The function raised �495 for the RBL Benevolent Fund.

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The next meeting of the Section is on Monday April 4 at the Working Men’s Club in Chatteris, starting at 7pm. The monthly competition is ‘The prettiest necklace made from Liquorice Allsorts’.

The speakers for the evening are representatives from Cromwell Community College in Chatteris who will be updating members on its link school in Zambia.

• On March 9 five officers representing the Section attended the Mayor’s presentation evening. The Mayor, Councillor Peter Murphy, gave the group a donation of �100 for the Benevolent Fund.

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