Royal British Legion branch closes down after 94 years

PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 October 2016

Royal British Legion members Cyril Dyer, Carol Dyer and Chris Davis inside the War Memorial Hall in Congresbury.

Royal British Legion members Cyril Dyer, Carol Dyer and Chris Davis inside the War Memorial Hall in Congresbury.

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Congresbury's branch of the Royal British Legion has shut its doors for good, some 94 years after it was first opened.

The Mercury reported in August that the branch, which met at the war memorial hall in High Street, was facing possible closure after it was unable to form a committee.

The branch’s chairman and secretary both resigned at its July meeting.

However, the remaining committee members were unable to persuade other members to step in as replacements.

Now, the Congresbury legion has permanently closed and the branch’s standard was handed over to St Andrew’s Church, off Church Drive, for safekeeping.

It is hoped the village’s annual Remembrance Day service will still continue.

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