Recent events

Welcome to the Market Harborough Branch of The Royal British Legion


22 Mar 96th Anniversary Dinner at the Conservative Club attended by 38 people including the HDC Chairman and other guests.
13 Mar Branch  meeting and talk about  an orphanage in Kenya
5 Mar  Branch lunch at The Angel attended by 21 people
13 Feb Branch meeting and talk about 10 Bn Parachute Regiment
17 Jan  Funeral of Tony Johnson at which the Branch and RAFA Standards were carried. It was  well attended by Branch members and the public
9 Jan  Branch meeting and film of GP 90 event
8 Jan Tri-Service lunch at the Angel
12 Dec Branch meeting and Quiz
 4 Dec  Xmas lunch at the  Angel
 14 Nov  Branch meeting and talk about the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
 11 Nov  Remembrance Day Parade and Service at the Church followed by well attended Wreath Laying, Service and silence on The Square
 10 Nov  Sunset ceremony and presentation of awards in Memorial Gardens and lighting of candles by Crosses
 10 Nov  Wreath laying at old Cottage Hospital
 6 Nov   Branch Lunch at The Angel attended by 20 peopl
 27 Oct  Poppy Appeal Launch -the last organised by David Pryor who retires
13 Oct

' Afternoon Tea Party' - End of WW1' Thank You' celebrationBuffet

13 Oct

 Coffee Morning in aid of the Poppy Appeal. ACF & Sea Cadets on duty  with member helpers and attenders


10 Oct

 Branch General meeting and AGM followed by a buffett

8 Oct

 Funeral service for Branch Member Marjorie Adcock at which several fellow members were present

2 Oct

 Branch lunch attended by 23 people

29 Sep

Two members' Golden Wedding and Birthday party to which others invited

15 Sep

Battle of Britain Service with Branch Standard Bearer and several members  present

12 Sep

Branch Meeting + a successful Poetry Reading session

4 Sep

Branch Lunch  attended by 25 people

1 Sep

Dedication of new name added to te WW2 war memorial led by our President V. Rev John MorleyNew name

25 Aug

Community and Volunteer Fair at which the branch had this standFair stall

8 Aug

 Branch meeting and game called Decapitated- The winners lookimg for the  bodies to which the heads fitGame Winners

8 Aug

 Branch Standard Bearer and Chairman represented our branch at the GP 90 Eventand were in this parade to the Menin GateGP90 March To Menin Gate

14 Jul

 Two Branch members visited Peaker Park for their Garden Party and
met a member who is a resident there

11 Jul

Very short Branch meeting with only 11 members because of
World Cup Football broadcast

25 Jun  HDC AFD Flag Raising with Branch Standard and Members present
23 Jun Branch members attended RNA Ceese and Wine Evening
13 Jun  Branch meeting and Talk
 10 Jun  The Branch organised Remembrance and Poppy Walk in Welland Park attracted about 50 walkers. The event was supported by the presence of the Council Chairman and local MP, Neil O'Brien.VIPs A report and a different photograph appeared in the Harborough Mail.  
 5 Jun  25 people attende the Lunch at The Angel
 19/20 May  TRBL Annual Conference at Belfast attened by Branch Delegate, Chairman, John Standich and Standard Bearer, Hilary Brazil
 16 May  Several Branch membersjoined the RNA outing to Peterborough Dog Racing
 9 May  Branch meeting followed by a quiz presented by Pauline and Colin McIntyre
 9 May  Questionaire about how the Branch operates issued as on-line and paper versions 
 3 May  Lunch at The Angel attended by 24 people
 11 April  Branch meeting very poorly attended so disapointing for speaker Susan Grogan about her role as RBL Advice and Information Officer
 3 April  Lunch at the Angel hotel  - about 20 people present
 14 March  Anniversary dinner at the Conservative Club with entertainment and dancingTable 1
 14 Feb  Branch Meeting and presentation of WW1 Research by John Standish
 4 Feb  ATC Day and Service at which the branch was represented
 10 Jan  Branch meeting and talk about the 'Secret War' in Oman
 9 Jan 2018  Tri-Service lunch with RNA and RAFA with raffle
 13 Dec  Branch Meeting & Quiz + mincepies
 5 Dec  Branch Lunch
 2 Dec  RNA Coffee morningwhich some branch members attended
 29 Nov  Remembrance Band Concert at Welland Park  Academy Assembly Room100_7240crop 4web (2)
 12 Nov  Remembrance Sunday Parade to Church for service, back to The Square for short public service, silence at 11o'clock and wreath laying
 11 Nov

 Armistice Day events: Wreath laid at memorial in Welland Park, wreath laying and two minutes silence by the Memorial Gardens Gates, ceremony at old Cottage Hospital memorial portico, Sunset ceremony in Memorial Gardens100_7231 -7cm X - 4web (2)

8 Nov

 Branch meeting & Talk

7 Nov

 Branch Lunch

28 Oct

Red illumination of Old Grammar School to mark Poppy Appeal period

28 Oct

Poppy Appeal launch with Pipes and Drums Band and standards.

17 Oct

3 Branch Members involved in Metal Detecting search of probable crash landing of WW2 Wellington Bomber

14 Oct

Poppy Appeal Coffee morning

11 Oct

Short Branch General meeting followed by AGM at which a new Secretary and a new Committee member were elected. A buffet followed

3 Oct

Branch Lunch

 17 Sep

Battle of Britain Service at which the Branch was represented by the Standard Bearer and severla members

13 Sep

Branch meeting and a very successful Poetry Reading by members

5 Sep

Branch Lunch

9  Aug

Branch meeting & Talk

1 Aug

Branch Lunch

24 Jul

Paper and digital archives sent to County Records Office

12 Jul

Branch meeting & Talk

4 Jul

Branch Lunch

Jun 25

Armed Forces Day Event  Cadet parade to The Square but Drumhead service in the Church because of weather

Jun 24

RNA cheese and wine evening which several branch members attended

Jun 19

Armed Forces Week Flag Raising

Jun 14

Branch Meeting and Talk by Glyn Iliff

Jun 6

Branch Lunch

May 26

Some members attended the BBQ at Peaker Park

May 20/21

National Conference attended by Branch Delegate, John Standish, Standard Bearer and Betty Ramsay

May 10

Branch meeting and Talk about U3A

May 2

Branch Lunch

Apr 12

Branch meeting

Apr 4

Branch Lunch

Mar 8

Top Table
Anniversary Dinner - no meeting

Feb 8

Branch Meeting

Feb 7

Branch Lunch

Jan 11

Branch meting and Talk

Jan 10

Joint late Xmas lunch with RNA and RAFA


County Conference attended by branch Delegate, Brian Thomas and Chairman  and President. Betty Ramsay had been awarded a County Certificate presented to her by the Presdent at the Branch meetingBetty Award 2- 4 Web

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