First ever summer fete for West Hill RBL

PUBLISHED: 12:31 18 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:42 18 June 2010

THE first ever summer fete will be held by West Hill Royal British Legion Club next week and its members are hoping for lots of community support. Sixty-one years after it first opened the club is hosting the fete in the hope of attracting new members and

THE first ever summer fete will be held by West Hill Royal British Legion Club next week and its members are hoping for lots of community support.

Sixty-one years after it first opened the club is hosting the fete in the hope of attracting new members and to raise money.

President Ray Hearn was one of 20 West Hill men who built the club with their own bare hands just after the war finished.

He said: "It took about 18 months to build it and we were just going there at night times and Saturdays as we worked as well."

Mr Hearn, now 83, is, to his knowledge, the last surviving founding member of the club and became its president this year.

He added: "I find it very interesting. The main thing is to get the people of West Hill interested in coming there.

"I think it's very important that the Royal British Legion has a strong representation in West Hill, as a branch and as a club."

The fete will be held on Saturday, July 25 from 2pm and will feature side-shows, entertainment, ice creams and cream teas. It will be opened by Mr Hearn.

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