History of the Branch

Welcome to the Woodford & Bramhall branch of The Royal British Legion 2022

British Legion records show the branch was formed 10th December 1931, originally known as Woodford, Bramhall & District.

The Club was completely destroyed by fire in 2001 & rebuilt; we do not hold any records of the history of the branch.

If have any information / photographs please contact ourselves.

The following is an extract taken from the Woodford Village Scrapbook compiled by members of the Women’s Institute 1950-1953

The British Legion

The British Legion came into being on the first July 1921 and the Woodford and District Branch was formed on Thursday, December 10, 1931.

The name of the branch was altered in September 1932 to include Bramhall.

A plot of land off Moor Lane Woodford was purchased from Mr. Elias Holland in March, 1936 and on December 4th 1948 a temporary building which had been erected on the site was officially opened by Lieut. General  Sir J.W. O’Dowda  K.C.B., C.S.I., C.M.G., the chairman of the North Western Area of the British Legion. The Woodford and Bramhall British Legion Club Ltd. was registered on August 17th 1949 and occupies the Branch premises as tenant.

The club is for members of the British Legion only and possesses a Bar and Billiards Table. Table tennis, darts and card games are available and it is hoped to develop the land for bowling and tennis.

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