Peggy Amis

The women's section of Norfolk Royal British Legion (RBL) was left with a difficult hole to fill Thursday night after the death of one of its most loyal servants.

The women's section of Norfolk Royal British Legion (RBL) was left with a difficult hole to fill Thursday night after the death of one of its most loyal servants.

Peggy Amis was county chairman, national committee member and group chairman in almost 50 years of service.

Mrs Amis, who died on December 31, aged 64, lived in Mundesley and was a popular member of the parish church, for which she helped to raise funds down the years.

Elsie Nash, Norfolk RBL women's section president, said: “She was a down-to-earth person who would look at things sensibly and help anybody who needed help.


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“We've had branches where they haven't been able to find a treasurer, and Peggy stepped forward and did it until they found somebody.”

Mrs Amis was born in Gimingham, near Mundesley, in 1941. She joined the Mundesley RBL women's section in 1959. She was branch secretary from 1981-1998, and recently returned to the role after a break.

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Mrs Amis was also Norfolk RBL women's section group five chairman from 1993 until her death, vice-chairman of the county branch from 1991-1993 and county chairman from 1993-2003.

She also sat on the national committee from 1993 to 2005.

Mrs Nash said: “Peggy was the holder of a national merit award and golden award, which is the best honour the women's section can give.”

She was also an active member of the committee at Halsey House, the RBL residential home at Cromer.

Mrs Amis was most recently working at Mundesley Post Office in her home village.

Her funeral is on January 16 at 11am at Gimingham parish church. Family flowers only. Donations to the RBL or East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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