Chairman of East Northamptonshire Council to raise money in memory of Royal British Legion member

Money will go to the Royal British Legion in memory of Brian Walker
Money will go to the Royal British Legion in memory of Brian Walker

The new chairman of East Northamptonshire Council is marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with an evening of food, music and dancing.

Cllr Marika Hillson is holding the event on Saturday, July 11, at Irthlingborough’s Frontier Centre for musical entertainment and supper to raise money for her two chosen charities.

Funds raised during her civic year will be shared between the Royal British Legion – in memory of Brian Walker, the former chairman of Finedon, Irthlingborough and District RBL - and Skylark Children’s Ward at Kettering General Hospital.

Cllr Hillson said: “This will be a very special event with a menu that’s hard to resist.

“For starters we’ll have well known military anthems played by the fabulous Thrapston Town Brass Band followed by a fish and chip supper from Vince’s Fish Bar.

“This will be washed down with our talented Irthlingborough based Michelle Randle dancers who will perform to classic Glenn Miller tunes.

“For dessert we will finish with a glorious singsong of popular war time hits.

“As a tasty side dish we will have a well-known local artist Keith Hill and historic World War Two exhibition.

“Flag waving, loud singing and having a good time will be compulsory on the night so join us for a fabulous time to raise funds for equipment for the Skylark Children’s Ward and for the Royal British Legion in memory of Brian Walker.

“I look forward to seeing you all there.”

The evening also includes a licensed bar and a raffle draw.

Tickets are £20 per person.

Dress code is smart casual or 1940s costume (allied forces or civilian) and mayoral chains.

Guests are asked to arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start at the Frontier Centre, Sports Hall, Addington Road, Irthlingborough.

For more information or to book tickets, contact Barbara Wiggins, PA to the chairman, on 01832 742198 or email