Welcome to the Bridgnorth Branch of The Royal British Legion
Below is a list of dates for your diary on what's happening in the Bridgnorth Branch of The Royal British Legion.
28th April 2013 - Oakengates RBL Branch have invited us to acompany them to the National Memorial Arboretum at Arlewas. If enough people are interested a coach will be provided from Bridgnorth. The cost is £10 per person and is also open to family members. If you are interested we will be taking names at the next Branch meeting on the 18th April.
1st June 2013 - The 50th Anniversary of the closure of RAF Bridgnorth.
A Service will be held at St Leonards Church, followed by a march led by Sutton Coldfield ATC, The Royal British Legion & Veterans to the War Memorial in the castle grounds.
There will be two mini buses ferrying veterans & family members to the RAF Bridgnorth Memorial at Stanmore.
10th November 2013 - Remembrance Parade
We are meeting at the Town Hall in the High St, Bridgnorth at 10:15. The March to St Leonards Church will start at 10:30. After the Service at St Leonards Church, we will then march to the Memorial in the Castle grounds to lay the wreaths.
21st November 2013
Bridgnorth Branch AGM - 8pm at 6 Bridge Street (All Forces Club), Low Town, Bridgnorth WV15 6AF.
20th December 2013
The Severn Singers, "Christmas on the Home Front", with thier own Evacuees. This is not an RBL organised event, we are suporting a local Charity by advertising it on our Website.
The Old Hall, Bridgnorth Endowed School. In aid of Save The Children. Tickets are £7 and include Sherry and Mince Pies. Tickets available from Aristocats, Whitburn St, Bridgnorth.
26th April 2014
Joint Bridgnorth & Oakengates trip to the National Memorial Arboretum, via Cannock German War Graves. Pick up at 08:30 Bridgnorth and estimated return will be 18:25. Tickets are £10 per seat. Contact Andy McLean for further details if interested on 07714 068404 or via the Branch email address.
22nd May 2014
The next branch meeting has been put back one week to the 22nd May, due to members attending the Mayor Elect evening. Also at the next meeting we will be presented with a cheque by Vennesa Voysey for her charity skydive. There will also be a film shown which was directed by Madie, a Colledge student, taken when she interviewed our branch veterans.
21st August 2014
Branch Social 19:30 at The Shakespeare including Buffet.
Also a Cheque presentation from Zoe & Rebecca, Billingsley Church Wardens. The Church raised £320 for our Branch during their WW1 Memoriam evening held at Billingsley Church on 2nd of August, with Branch Members Attending.
Madison Norris also distributing a DVD called "We Are The Dead" about the iconic emblem from the First and Second World Wars, The Poppy. Which she produced for her Degree which included members of our Branch.
18th September 2014
AGM meeting at the Branch HQ - see site for full Address
16th April 2015
The Branch are being presented with a Poppy Painting created by the children of the Endowed School. This will take place at the Endowed School at 19:00, followed by a social at The Bear Public House. All Bridgnorth RBL Members welcome.
New Year 2016
We would like to invite exsisting members that have not attended a meeting before, to come along on the third Thursday of each Month at 20:00. Also anyone interested in becoming a member are also welcome or contact our Branch Secretary (details are on the Branch information page).
28th April 2016
We have arranged a mini bus for a branch trip to the Imperial War Museum in London. The majority of the seats are now filled.
10th April 2017
We are visiting the Bridgnorth ACF to present a bugle for use in the Remembrance Parade Services.
Remembrance Sunday - 11th November 2018
10.40 am - Meet at War Memorial, Castle Grounds
10.50 am - Service at War Memorial, Castle Grounds, in which crosses will be planted by the Bridgnorth Division Girlguiding.
10.55 am - Prayers
11.00 am - Two minutes silence will be observed
11.05 am - Wreaths to be laid
11.15 am - Parade to assemble
11.20 am - Parade to St Leonard’s Church – past saluting base in High St
11.30 am approx - Service at St Leonard’s Church including sermon
Please note, there is currently no heating in St. Leonard's Church, so please dress appropriately.
Following the Service, due to this year being the First World War Centenary, refreshments will be provided by the Bridgnorth RBL Branch along with entertainment by Ava Evergreen - Vintage Vocalist at the Castle Hall. All wishing to attend are welcome.
2020 - We are unable to hold any branch events this year due to Covid-19.
Remembrance Sunday 8th November 2020
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of the risks posed, the annual Remembrance parade through the town of Bridgnorth and Public Service in the Castle Grounds will not take place this year. Please contact the Bridgnorth Town Council for any further information regarding Church Services.
We recognise this will be deeply disappointing for all who were due to take part and it is not a step that has been taken lightly. This decision has been taken by the Royal British Legion based on Government advice to protect the health and well-being of those who would have been travelling to and participating in the event.
Despite the changes this year, we are encouraging people across the nations to ensure Remembrance Sunday is still marked appropriately by taking part in remote and socially distanced Remembrance activity, whether that be watching the service on television or pausing for the Two Minute Silence in their home or on their doorsteps.