Remembrance Day 2018: Opportunity to view artefacts

A special lunch was served at St Peter's Hall in Ingoldmells. ANL-181211-142043001
A special lunch was served at St Peter's Hall in Ingoldmells. ANL-181211-142043001

A special lunch to raise funds for the Skegness branch of the Royal British Legion took place in Ingoldmells on Remembrance Sunday.

It was held in St Peter’s Hall after what has been described as one of the most the well-attended Remembrance Day services in St Peter’s Church, including members of RAF Northolt who were staying at Butlins.

The Remembrance Day service at St Peter's , Ingoldmells. ANL-181211-141709001

The Remembrance Day service at St Peter's , Ingoldmells. ANL-181211-141709001

Organiser John Orgine said a good number of people went along to the meal and it is expected more than £100 was raised.

Among the highlights was a rare opportunity to view artefacts from HMS Royal Arthur, which was based at Butlins and where service men and women trained during the Second World War.

Also on show was a silhouette of a soldier, which John was successful in being awarded, from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. This will be presented to St Peter’s Church following a service on Wednesday morning at 10am.

The meal was free but donation boxes for the Royal British Legion were handed around.

Catering was paid for by a donation by Ingoldmells Parish Council and organisers say they are grateful for the ‘good quality’ raffle prizes donated by residents.