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Great War marked as RBL supports retirement home fair

Event featured a video presentation on the local Royal British Legion branch's history from the Great War to the present day

Members of Farnborough's Royal British Legion joined retirement home residents for a summer fair that marked the centenary of the start of the First World War .

St Clements Court retirement property, in Meadow Road, held the summer fair for residents, their families and friends on Tuesday.

It featured a variety of events and activities for all the family, such as hook-a-duck, guess how many sweeties in the jar, mini golf and a barbecue.

Resident Lorraine Wilson, 63, helped to organise the fair with staff.

She said: “It has been a lot of fun preparing for the summer fair and we’ve had lots of people helping us as well as being inundated with tombola prizes.

“There are always lots of interesting activities organised here.

"Over the next few months, we have a monthly fish and chip supper, coach trip to the seaside, exercise and entertainment afternoons including knit–and-nag.

“It was lovely to see family and friends supporting the fair and for them to look around St Clements Court to see for themselves how nice it is to live here.”

The legion ran a stall at the fair, which featured a video presentation on its history from the Great War to the present day, as part of St Clements Court's contribution to acknowledging the 100-year anniversary of the start of WW1.

Rob Podmore, scheme manager for the retirement home, said all the residents and guests enjoyed the day and the event was a great success.

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