A belated centenary celebration for a local branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) has been hailed a success.

The Prudhoe branch of the RBL is thoroughly embedded into the community; it raises funds all year round and leads on Remembrance.

On May 15, the Prudhoe RBL should have celebrated its centenary.

And while the milestone was still marked, it was quite different to 2011 when the town celebrated 90 years of RBL on The Glade.

The scaled-down celebration saw schools, community groups and members of the public come together to mark the important work of the group.

Prudhoe Town Council led a whistle-stop tour of the town's schools, transported by Alan, of Hillary’s of Prudhoe.

Mayor of Prudhoe Cllr Bryan Futers was accompanied by clerk, Sarah Eden, to thank the Prudhoe & District Branch for all they do.

The group was delighted to hear celebratory songs, prayers, and poems and also received an abundance of creative work from the young people, which is now on display in Prudhoe library window.

The visiting party was made up of members of the Prudhoe Branch of the RBL and RBL Women’s Section and representatives of the armed forces and local cadet forces.

After visits to St Matthew’s RC Primary, Highfield Middle School, Prudhoe Castle First School, Prudhoe West Academy and Adderlane Academy, the visiting party enjoyed lunch at Ball’s Restaurant with table decorations by ‘Just to Say’.

Mickley First School and Prudhoe Community High School, who were not able to take part, sent heartfelt congratulations and well wishes to the Prudhoe branch and hopes that something can be arranged at Remembrance time.

Prudhoe Town Council extends its thanks to mayor, Coun. Bryan Futers, Irene Davis, Prudhoe Branch of RBL - Women’s Section, June Milligan, Prudhoe Branch of RBL - Women’s Section, Jed Devlin, Prudhoe Branch of RBL - Men’s Section, FL Philip Macgee, 1248 Prudhoe Squadron - Royal Airforce Air Cadets, RSM Phil Nutley, Northumbria Army Cadet Force, WO2 SSM Chris Barrett, Royal Logistics Corps, Moira Wooldridge, photographer and bugler, Debra Smurthwaite.