Legion starts planning big parade
ASHFORD Royal British Legion branch’s next committee meeting at its Church Road headquarters on May 21 will start detailed planning for a big parade through the town on September 16 to mark the 85th anniversary of the organisation’s foundation. The special event with church services and a band parade is being planned by chairman Robin Stone and his branch secretary brother John. With 150 members the branch is thought to be the oldest in Kent and was formed just a year after the foundation of the movement at the end of the First World War. They are seeking sponsorship for the day that is expected to cost £5,000 to cover bands and road closures.
Companies interested in supporting the day should contact the Legion office between 10am and noon on Tuesdays or Fridays on 01233 620167.