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Pudsey & Farsley Branch

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Please check out our Facebook pages for current themes and news items that may be of interest and for photographs from this year's fantastic parade.  

Celebrating the Great War Centenary 1918 - 2018

Just a reminder of some of the activities we will be undertaking to support the First World War Centenary.  

Dates For Your Diary A5 Flyer

 


Pudsey Cenotaph Missing Names Project - Pilgrimage of Remembrance and Flanders Fields Research Trip 2018

In preparation for the End of WW1 Centenary, Pudsey & Farsley British Legion Branch has been researching all of the names on our Cenotaph in association with Pudsey & District Civic Society. The need has been to identify the final resting places and personal histories of the people named on it.  This has now become a Heritage Lottery funded research project entitled “Pudsey and district WW1 Legacy, our community then and now”.

The aim is to have an accurate and complete database for the entire community to use.

The research into our Cenotaph names has found many eligible people to be missing from the Memorial inscriptions.  ​Pudsey & Farsley British Legion Branch has been able to use this research to visit and remember many of our fallen in France and Belgium in the past.  We are proposing to undertake one further research trip to commemorate those who are not named, confirming their final resting place where possible and Remembering them on behalf of the people of Pudsey and District. 

We are also proposing that anyone from our Borough, not presently named on the Cenotaph, who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice, will be included on a new Roll of Honour board. This will sit astride one of the planters on the Pudsey Cenotaph plinth. This board will hold the names and dates of the newly identified members of our community, once a careful vetting process has been carried out. The unveiling to take place on the 11/11/2018.  

We request from anyone with family members lost in either World War, that they believe deserving of inclusion, to submit their details to this website: http://www.pudseycenotaph.co.uk/missing-names.html


Other Dates for your Diary for 2018

Just a couple of dates for activities planned for this year to add to your diary.  Please note these may be subject to change.


Pudsey St Lawrence Church Fayre - 23 June 2018 - 12.30 to 3.30pm 

We’ll also be at the Pudsey St Lawrence Church Fayre again this year. There’ll be a host of activities and stalls as well as our Gazebo & Stall.  Another chance for you to grab your new ducks or merchandise if you can’t make the Carnival.  


The Poppy Appeal and Remembrance 2018

We are planning our Annual Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Activity with the Centenary of the end of WW1 at the heart of our commemoration and celebration.  Please do keep checking back here or our FB pages to see what we're planning and how you can be involved.  


Membership and Online Renewals

New members are always welcome and you can either apply online using the process outlined below, or you can contact us directly to arrange to complete this in person if you prefer (email us at pandfrbl@gmail.com)

Please use the following link which now applies to renewals as well as new members joining.  Remember to select Pudsey & Farsley RBL in Local UK Branches, to ensure that you are joining our branch.  

https://selfservice.britishlegion.org.uk/

Youth membership is NOT available online as a parent/guardian has to sign the form. 

Membership applications can also be processed by phoning 0800 802 8080.

Please indicate that you would like to join Pudsey & Farsley Branch if you apply by phone, or your application might not be added to our Branch.  

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