SLIDESHOW: Papplewick and Linby Royal British Legion celebrate 90 years

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The Papplewick and Linby branch of the Royal British Legion is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.

A pie, peas and chips supper was held at Papplewick and Linby Village Hall last Friday to mark this special milestone.

It proved a nostalgic evening, with some of those present wearing costume from the World War Two era.

Entertainment was provided by two vocalists.

One was Rianne Star, who is regularly in demand for cabaret engagements.

Rianne wore a stunning turquoise “uniform” for the second half of the show.

Her powerful voice did full justice to songs which included A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.

The other singer, 17-year-old tenor Jordan Martinez, was giving his first live performance and he impressively sang a moving version of Amazing Grace as well as three other items.

The branch originally met in The Muse, which was an old woodyard, and later used a wooden hut which was eventually replaced by the Village Institute and then by the Village Hall.

There are currently 58 members, including president Colin Tinker, chairman and secretary Maurice Foster and membership secretary David Lewis.

Mr Foster, who spent 36 years in the Royal Air Force, said: “The branch was set up to help ex-servicemen and their dependants and that is stil our aim to this day.”