Our Normal Busy Calendar

Welcome to the Market Harborough Branch of The Royal British Legion

Our Normal Busy Calendar


We are a very active Branch and members can enjoy being involved in a wide range of activities that occur regularly at known times during the year. Photographic examples from the past several years are at Photos of a Busy Branch.

For details of specific forthcoming events see Future Events.

Some especially memorable Branch events and achievements are in Branch Highlights.




Second Tuesday

Branch Lunch

Now held at the Angel Hotel

Second Wednesday

Branch General Meeting

followed by a talk, informal social activity, etc. 

Thursday prior to General Meeting

Branch Committee Meeting


ASP after Second Wednesday

Newsletter, In Touch, ready for distribution

mostly by volunteer members


Christmas Lunch

Replaces normal Branch lunch.  RNA and RAFA members invited.

County Annual Conference

Elected delegate and other members attend


Coffee Morning

In aid of Branch Funds


ANZAC Service

Standard Bearers attend the County RBL organised event in Leicester.


Branch Anniversary Dinner

Semi-formal occasion with invited guests.


RBL Annual Conference

Elected delegate, Standard Bearer and Secretary have attended


Market Harborough Carnival

Branch members erect and man a publicity/recruiting stand

June or early July

Armed Forces Day Event

Lunch with RNA & RAFA on previous Veterans Days. Now organised by a committee including the local Council.

September/ October

Coffee Morning

In aid of Poppy Appeal


Branch Annual General Meeting

After a brief general meeting. A Poppy Appeal Awards presentation and a buffet follows.

October and November

Poppy Appeal

Members are much involved in preparing and distributing poppy trays, collecting boxes and wreaths; street and house to house collecting; manning the Market Stall. More volunteers are always needed.



Garden of Remembrance open during Remembrance Week

Set up and later removed by member volunteers. Daily Sunset ceremony.

Armistice Day Events

Wreath laying at Welland Park Memorial then at the WW2 Memorial Gates on The Square following the Two Minutes Silence.

Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service

Service at St Dionysius Church , then wreath laying at the WW1 Meomorial Cross on The Square.

Remembrance Concert

Performed by the Harborough Band in aid of the Poppy Appeal

De Montfort Festival of Remembrance

Outing arranged for members.


Branch General Meeting

Social event with Christmas flavour

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