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2014

Welcome to the Market Harborough Branch of The Royal British Legion

10 Dec

 

The Branch meeting was attended by Cllr Knowles who outlined the latest information about the future of the Cottage Hospital War Memorial.
Mince pies,a tot of sherry and a well organised Quiz after the businees session added a seasonal theme to the last meeting of the year.

18 Nov

Vice Chairman and two other members represented the Branch at the ATC Cadet Enrolment Service

15 Nov

Annual Remembrance Concert by the Harborough Band held in the Baptist Church was very well attended. Over £400 was raised for the Poppy Appeal

11 Nov

A large gathering of the public assembled on The Square before th gates of the Memorial Gardens for the Armistice Day observance of the Two Minutes Silence and wreath laying.Two Minutes Silence 1 - 275x-
More pictures in Photo Gallery

9 Nov

 The Parade assembled in the Commons Carpark and marched to the Parish Church for the Remembrance Service at 10.00 and returned to The Square for an outdoor public service and two minutes silence at 11 o'clock followed by wreath-laying on the WW1 Memorial CrossCadets -275x- (1)     
More pictures in Photo Gallery

3 to 9 Nov

A Sunset Ceremony held daily at 4pm in the Garden of Remembrance. On the last day a good attendance of members of the branch and the public saw and heard two kilted pipers and a drummer and the playing of Last Post and Reveille

25 Oct

Remembrance Garden set up with the refurbished Cross3 es, Cenotaph and Memorials

25 Oct

Poppy Appeal launch featuring the Northampron Pipe Band, the Poppy Car and the Cadets' delivery trolleys100_6592 - 275x-      More pictures in Photo Gallery

8 Oct

Branch AGM at which the Officers were re-elected (see Office Holders and Contacts). Two committee members had resigned but were replaced by the two others who had been nominated.
The monthly Geneneral Meeting and a Buffet followed.

7 Oct

Branch lunch at The Angel was well attended with 23 persons present, including two fairly new members.  

2 Oct

Coffee morning   raised £276 fot the Poppy AppealTombola Prep Preparing the Tombola stall

21 Sep

Several branch members attended the Battle of Britain Service at Little Bowden Church

20 Sep

Several branch members supported  the RAFA coffee morning

10 Sep

Branch meeting and social event which was a light-hearted game

2 Sep

Branch lunch at the Angel with 31 persons present, the best turnout for many months.

29  Aug

Picnic and Barbeque party at Peaker Park  with entertainment by a professional group and informal dancing by two branch members

13 Aug

Branch meeting and a joint Peaker Park  event 
 Peaker Park 2

9 Aug

WW1 Re-enactment of Market Harborough at War- recruitment, Letters home from the Front , Suffregettes, patriotic music by the Harborough Band, etc.

5 Aug

Branch lunch attended by  about 20 Members

4 Aug

WW1 commemoration events - short Service at Cottage Hospital War Memorial, Unveiling of a plaque in Memorial Gardens and Solemn Commemoration in Parish Church

29 Jun

Armed Forces Day event in Welland Park was well attended by visitors and exhibitors. It was opened by two Chelsea Pensioners who were 'Stars of the Show'.
See Gallery for photos 

23 Jun

Armed Forces Week Flag raisingFlag raising 
Deputy Lieutenant Neil Townsent says a few words

21 Jun

Armed Forces Day Coffee Morning- several Branch  Members were there as helpers and customers.

14 Jun

The Poppy Appeal Team had a marquee at the MH carnival.

11 Jun

After Meeting event was a very interesting illustrated talk by Rohini and Chris Corfield about their work as VSO volunteers in Nepal. 

7 Jun

A few branch members showed their support of the fairly new local Sea Cadet Unit by attending their Cheese and Wine evening

31 May

Several Branch members attended the RNA Coffee Morning

17/18 May

Branch delegate, John Standish, Standard Bearer, Hilary Brazil and Branch Secretary all attended the event in Torquay.

14 May

A very interesting after meeting talk by Jeremy Prescott about WW1 and the Common Wealth War Graves Commission

9 April

After meeting talk about the Harborough Museum Past and new by Jane Tugwell, Co-0rdinator of the new Museum Trust.

22 March

"014 Anniversary dinnerf
Sir Edward Garnier MP, Col and Mrs Martin with John and Kathy Morley in front of this year's trophy, The Ron West Shield at the Anniversary Dinner. See Photo Galleries for more pictures,

12 March

The after meeting presentation was by Hamish Macinnes of the Curzon Institue on the Commonwealth contribution to WW1. Several members had questions or related information about their relatives who served in that war.

12 March

Cadet presemtations
Coffee morning proceeds were shared equally between the four affiliated Cadet Units. See Photo Gallery 

22 February

Cake Stall Ladies
Several members helped at a coffee morning to raise funds for the branch affiliated cadet units.

13 February

'After Meeting' event was an interesting talk by Bob Harkwill, local historian, about Market Harborough in the lead up to WW1

4 February

Eighteen members attended the  monthly unch at The Angel Hotel 

7 January 2014

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RAFA, RNA & branch members enjoy the late Christmas lunch 

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