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Probus Club of Ilford commemorate the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War

PUBLISHED: 17:51 08 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:51 08 November 2018

The Probus Club of Ilford at their lunch to commemorate the end of the 1914-18 war. Members Patrick Perry, President of Ilford Probus John Manuel, Alan Reiner and Andrew McDonald.

The Probus Club of Ilford at their lunch to commemorate the end of the 1914-18 war. Members Patrick Perry, President of Ilford Probus John Manuel, Alan Reiner and Andrew McDonald.

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Retired businessmen held a luncheon to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The Probus Club of Ilford at their lunch to commemorate the end of the 1914-18 war.The Probus Club of Ilford at their lunch to commemorate the end of the 1914-18 war.

The Probus Club of Ilford invited 40 guests from a variety of service organisations to Luigi’s Restaurant, Beehive Lane, Gants Hill on Friday, November 2. Guests from Blesma (The Limbless Veterans), Help4Heroes, Invictus Games medal winner lance corporal Abbie Kasparis, Ilford Historical Society, and the London Fire Brigade also attended.

Roger Norwood, social secretary said the lunch was a great success.

“One of our guests had recently returned from two tours of Afghanistan and Luigi very kindly provided complimentary pre-meal drinks for guests and members on arrival,” he said.

“Jef Page, a well-known local historian, gave a short talk about Ilford and some of its residents at this time.”

The Probus Club of Ilford at their lunch to commemorate the end of the 1914-18 war.The Probus Club of Ilford at their lunch to commemorate the end of the 1914-18 war.

The Probus club meets every month for lunch and invite a guest speaker.

To join email r.norwood1@ntlworld.com

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