150 people attend rededication service of the Lincolnshire branch of the Royal British Legion

Royal British Legion Lincolnshire County Service held at Bourne Abbey Church - the standards are paraded past the saluting dias which included Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth, Bourne mayor Brenda Johnson and RBL county chairman Tony Goodwin Photo: SM060512-072js
Royal British Legion Lincolnshire County Service held at Bourne Abbey Church - the standards are paraded past the saluting dias which included Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth, Bourne mayor Brenda Johnson and RBL county chairman Tony Goodwin Photo: SM060512-072js
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MORE than 150 people attended an annual service yesterday (Sunday).

The Lincolnshire branch of the Royal British Legion held its annual service of rededication in Bourne. It had been due to start with a wreath laying at the war memorial in South Street but a week of rain meant the area was too muddy.

Instead the 24 standards were paraded from the Darby and Joan Hall in South Street to the Bourne Abbey Church, where the wreath was laid by the legion’s county chairman Tony Goodwin and the legion president Brigadier Barry Reeves.

A service took place in the church, led by Father Chris Atkinson, and afterwards there were refreshments in the church hall.

Vice-chairman of the Bourne branch of the legion Steve Ironmonger said: “We couldn’t carry out what we wanted to do because of the mud but it was sunny on the day and overall, it went very well.”