16 Oct Royal British Legion to host first Club Night at Woodmead
THE Lyme Regis branch of the Royal British Legion is one of the most active in Dorset.
The Legion committee, led by Major Ian Marshall, a career soldier who retired to Lyme Regis, uses the small hall at the Woodmead Halls for its monthly meetings and last year organised a Festival of Remembrance to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, using facilities in the large hall to maximum effect.
Profits of this event, described on social media as “a very moving experience”, went to the annual Poppy Appeal and helped the Lyme branch raise £13,000 to win the trophy for the most collected by a small branches in Dorset.
The Legion is just one of the local organisations which use the Woodmead Halls for their regular meetings and events, making it one of the best equipped and most successful community centres in Dorset, playing host often to more than 100 different activities and events every month.
The Lyme branch will be using the hall facilities again on Friday, November 15th for their very first Legion Club Night. Invitations will go out to all 130 branch members to attend the social gathering in what is hoped will be a regular gathering of ex-service personnel and Royal British Legion supporters.
The Mayor of Lyme Regis, Councillor Brian Larcombe MBE, whose late father Alan served in the Dorset Regiment throughout the Second World War, will be the special guest at the Legion Club Night, accompanied by the mayoress, Wendy Larcombe.