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Southgate Royal British Legion celebrates 75 years
Southgate’s Royal British Legion has celebrated its 75th anniversary.
One of the only legions still going in the borough, the Southgate branch in Nursery Road, Southgate, celebrated its long and established history by welcoming all members to its club house for the day.
Chairman of the legion, Valerie Tait, 69, organised the event and was delighted to see so many people commemorate the long standing group.
She said: “A lot of our oldest members who came out hadn’t been seen for a while so it was extra special that they joined in with the celebrations.
“A special mention goes to Reg Hemington who has been a member of the group for 71 years and still has his membership from 1943.
“We had a service from the vicar of St Andrew’s Edward Turner as well as a short film, looking back at the history of our glorious club.”
Ms Tait has had a keen interest in the club due to her late husband, Michael, love of the club and says that she is hoping to attract more members to the group.
She said: “My husband used to love going to the club and I have been a member for 25 years now.
“We are one of the only legions currently growing at the moment, we have see all the former Enfield Royal British Legion members join and we are appealing for the younger generation to get involved and keep our historical club going.”
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