Cromer blanket marks Royal British Legion 90th anniversary

A colourful cosy blanket at the Royal British Legion's home at Cromer has a square for every year of the charity's history.

The 90-square creation marking the Legion's 90th anniversary was made by members of the local Women's Section.

And the person chosen to hand it over was Molly Cullen, the branch's vice-president who is also 90 years old.

She and club friends clicked away with knitting needles from April to June summer to make the six-inch squares in the organisations royal blue and gold colours.

They were stitched together into a masterpiece that was displayed a joint Poppy Party staged with the men's section in the parish hall, said secretary Sally Tipple. They hoped the blanket would be enjoyed by the residents of Halsey House.


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The 26-member branch does a range of activities from monthly meetings to taking part in county events. They hosted, and provided refreshments for, the Norfolk Songs of Praise at Cromer church on Sunday attended by more than 150 people.

The branch is keen to recruit new members wanting to support the welfare of service personnel. Contact Mrs Tipple on 01263 511060.

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