The Slaugham Archive
Barry Ray Year: 1955 Villages: HandcrossPresident of Handcross British Legion resigns
Richard “Dick” Sykes had been very active in the Home Guard and British Legion for 10 years, but was forced to resign as president of the Legion when Ashfold School, for which he worked as a teacher, moved to Aylesbury.
At the annual meeting Mr Sykes gave his tradition report, and was then surprised when the Chairman, Roger Ray on the left presented him with an engraved silver tankard of behalf of the membership.
Roger Ray was appointed the new President, and the position of Chairman was taken by Alan Hilder, a schoolmaster at Cottesmore School, Pease Pottage.
As is traditional at the Legion annual meeting the evening ended with performances by various entertainers who included The Terry Sisters duo who appeared on such memorable BBC radio shows as Variety Ahoy (1960), and Dennis Lotis Hits and Misses (1957). It doesn’t say in the Radio Times if they were a hit or a miss!
The Document shows four newspaper cuttings reporting these events.
Picture added on 22 December 2014 at 18:48
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