British Legion club to close after more than 60 years
An historic community venue has finally closed its doors after more than 60 years.
Kells Royal British Legion, in Whitehaven, has been forced to shut, despite a new committee battling to save it over the past seven months.
At a special general meeting held last week, it was finally decided the club would have to fold.
Last March a new committee was formed in order to help save the club, but it has continued to prove financially unviable.
Once boasting more than 500 members, the Kells Legion has been based at Hill Top Road since 1945. However, changing lifestyles saw customers dwindle.
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