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Southport Legion hosts special luncheon thanks to Sefton funding

Tickets have already sold out ahead of a special British Legion luncheon in Southport to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One.

The luncheon, funded by Sefton Council, is part of a series of events across the borough to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War and will take place at the Prince of Wales Hotel on Thursday  September 6.

During the luncheon Sefton’s Mayor, Cllr Dave Robinson, will give a welcome speech after the Exhortation is read by Sefton Royal British Legion Branch Chairman Colin Hughes.

Following the meal guests will be treated to a short and informative speech on World War One by Bill Sergeant, County Vice Chairman of the Royal British Legion.

Other events throughout the coming months will include poetry readings, armed forces nights and quiz nights.

Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “This year marks the centenary of the end of World War One and we are proud to be able to support the various local legions in supporting our communities.

“These events go hand in hand with our Beyond The War Memorials campaign as we look to honour our WW1 heroes and heroines from across the geographical area which now makes up Sefton.

“We’re also looking for budding poets and writers to get their thinking caps on and compile emotive, thought provoking and fitting poetry for our BTWM project.”