Concerns about wreaths at Cenotaph blowing away

Concern for the state of the grounds of the Cenotaph in Montrose have been raised by the branch committee of the Montrose sector of Royal British Legion Scotland at their monthly meeting

Due to the high winds ‘tribute’ wreaths which have been laid have been blown into the east hedge. Members agreed to leave them in this state was considered “disrespectful”.

Chairman Bob Jones had to submit his apologies and vice-chairman Ted Parlett conducted the meeting. The ‘Silent Tribute’ was observed and Mr Parlett quoted Binyon’s Lines.

An extraordinary general meeting of the social club has been called for Monday, March 23, commencing at 7.30 p.m.

A coffee morning held by the branch last Saturday was well supported and more than £700 was raised.

The Saturday dance showed an increase in attendance and music was provided by D & J Sound.

This week there is a St Patrick’s theme dance. Ian Robb, branch official, said: “It is hoped that the improved attendance will just get better still, so come along and have a great social night.”

On Saturday, April 4 there will be an Easter bonnet parade at the dance, on Wednesday, April 29 the Women’s Section are holding their open night with Wayne Robertson and Eddie Rose entertaining.

Tickets are available from committee members price £10 from March 25.