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Band’s ‘Happy Birthday’ for Legion

Alford Silver Band will be doing its bit to help the Royal British Legion celebrate it’s 90th birthday next weekend.

As part of the national “Great Poppy Party Weekend” organised by the Legion, this popular local band will be back at Chapel St Leonards for a two hour public performance at the Phoenix Care Home in Ancaster Avenue, Chapel St Leonards on Saturday 11th June, starting at 1.30 pm.

The band performed in sunshine at the Phoenix last year, entertaining residents, relatives and staff and as always, were greatly enjoyed. So when Phoenix decided to have an event that is open to the public as part of the Poppy Party, the band was the natural choice to provide the entertainment.

Fronted by musical director Steve Walker, the band will perform a varied programme, and weather permitting will once again be in the open air.

“Last year was a wonderful atmosphere,” commented band chairman Martin Briggs, “and the band is really looking forward to a repeat visit. Chapel St Leonards is very much a second home for us and we always draw a good crowd.

“We feel very honoured to be part of the Great Poppy Party celebration,” he added.

The band will be back in Chapel twice in July, performing concerts in the Village Hall on 21st and at the Carnival on 30th.

Further information about the band, including its performance schedule can be obtained from the band secretary, Jane Taylor via 01507 466330, or via or from the band’s website:

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