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Leek's Conservative Club commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One with a special charity event

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 31, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • Singer Jill Daniels.

  • Singer Jill Daniels.

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A working men's club in Leek will be hosting a special war-time themed charity event this weekend.

Leek's Conservative Club (aka The Dog & Rot) will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One with a special charity event on Saturday (August 2).

Club stewards Tanis Pickford and Gwen Alcock are inviting regulars and new visitors to the Mill Street venue to join in on the event which is being supported by Leek veteran John Lovatt, a member of the Staffordshire Regimental Association, who is currently working hard to raise lots of money for a new war memorial set to be erected at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.

Saturday's event will feature live music from 'wartime' singer Jill Daniels with 'An Evening of World War One of the Best of British'.

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Jill is a British patriotic singer and entertainer who sings a host of war-time songs.

The WW1 evening, which will be free admission, will include a fund-raising raffle and auction with all proceeds going to the new war memorial fund at Alrewas.

The 'Last Post' will also be played on the night by members of the 5th Leek Scout & Guide Band, who will also parade through the club building.

For further details about the WW1 evening at The Dog & Rot, call 01538 383093.

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