Thursday, 17 June 2021

Paxman waxes lyrical at British Legion

JEREMY Paxman gave a talk on the First World War at Bix Manor on Friday.

The Newsnight presenter and University Challenge quizmaster was invited by members of the Bix branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL), who made up the audience along with members of other local branches.

About 150 people bought tickets for the talk, which was organised to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Andrew Myrtle, president of the Bix branch, introduced the guest speaker.

He said: “This year is the centenary of the outbreak of World War One — the ‘Great War’ which they hoped would be the war to end all wars.

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