April-June 2020 no meetings due to Covid-19
The Royal British Legion, Byfield and District Branch
Monthly meeting’s MINUTES
MINUTES are reproduced here as individual sub-pages to this page - see left side bar and "click-on" the Meeting date to see those Minutes, or just click-on the Month shown below, as long as it is in coloured font.
Meeting Dates & Venues (all commence at 2000hrs). VISITORS to our "SPEAKER MEETINGS" are welcome for £1/head BUT be warned, we'll try to RECRUIT you
Last year 2020
October and December 2020 Branch Meetings cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.
Wednesday 11th November 2020 AGM
Sunday 6th September 2020 Branch Meeting in Byfield Rectory's garden
Friday 31st July 2020 Committee Meeting in Alan's garden
April-August 2020 Branch Meetings CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.
April-July 2020 Monthly lunches CANCELLED due to Covid-19
Monday 2nd March 2020 in Byfield Village Hall's Meeting Room NN11 6UT
Tuesday 4th February 2020 in Byfield Village Hall's side annexe NN11 6UT
Monday 6th January 2020 in Byfield Village Hall's Meeting Room NN11 6UT
The previous year of 2019
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 in The Griffin Inn, Chipping Warden
Monday 4th November 2019 in Byfield Village Hall's Meeting Room
Wednesday 9th October 2019 at Joy's place, Extraordinary Committee Meeting
Tuesday 1st October 2019 in The Griffin Inn, Chippng Warden.
Monday 2nd September, we were in Byfield VH's Meeting Room.
Tuesday 6th August 2019's General Meeting was held in the Royal Oak on Lime Avenue in Eydon.
Monday 1st July 2019 found us in Byfield Village Hall's Meeting Room. Our Chairman Russ gave a scintillating account of his experiences with our Royal Navy's first jet carrier borne night fighter, the Sea Venom.
On Tuesday 4th June 2019 our monthly Branch meeting was in Byfield VH's Meeting Room where our member Jeremy Wheeler gave a presentation in remembrance of D-Day 6th June 1944, 75-years ago Thursday next.
On Monday 13th May 2019 we met in Byfield Village Hall's Meeting Room.
On Tuesday 2nd April 2019 in Aston-Le-Walls' Village Hall NN11 6UF Roger Cragg, spoke about the development of transport in the West Midlands.
On 4th March 2019, in Byfield Village Hall's Meeting Room, David Morse told us about the Warwickshire Home Guard.
On Tuesday 5th February, in Aston-Le-Walls Village Hall, Main Street, NN11 6UF: Richard Woodcock discussed "The Cuban Revolution", & Fidel Castro's statement 'History will absolve me'.
On Monday 7th January 2019. We gathered in Byfield Vilage Hall's MAIN HALL at 8pm for a presentation by Byfield Scouts on their Nairobi experience, The Branch Meeting was afterwards.
For records of earlier Minutes, please visit our 2018, 2017 and 2016 archives herein - before that you'll have to refer to paper copies held by our Branch.
DIGITAL RECORD? We have decided that those Minutes recorded here form a useful digital archive and so from December 2015 (kept in the "2016 archive"), we intend to maintain that year-on-year. Through this medium we hope everyone will now be able to follow what we do. We also hope that families will be able to show this to some of our older Members, who might not have access to a computer of their own.
All our monthly meetings always begin with The Act of Remembrance followed by the Loyal Toast. Those present are listed and apologies recorded. As those items are a formality, the Minutes' précis published here will not particularly mention those. Similarly, as this is a public domain, the Chairman & Secretary reserves the right to edit from the précis any items considered sensitive.
Our meetings can be quite formal and usually attract about a dozen Members; however as we often have Speakers, those do swell our attendance (see Notices & Speakers' pages herein).
For info on those who have already spoken, go to our "Who has spoken" page.
More members would of course be welcome at all our meetings but as our District is made-up of many rural communities, some of those being quite small and relatively distant, we don’t expect too much, especially on a cold, dark winter’s night; in the summer however...
REMEMBER there are always Members willing to pick-up others from the far corners of our area at any time of the year, and return them home after our meetings... JUST CONTACT any of our Officers if you wish to take advantage of that offer.
Minutes appearing here will be recorded monthly in arrears, as another standard item would be the formal acceptance of those previous meeting's Minutes.
From our meeting in December 2015, the most recent set of Minutes will appear at the top of the "tree" with previous Minutes being recorded below each subsequent set month by month.