Welcome to the Wymondham Branch of The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance.
Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.
The Wymondham memorial is twenty-two feet high and stands on a square base of blue Robinhood stone, on the site of which are cut in plain lettering the 142 names of the fallen men. Three steps form the foundation for the solid base bearing the names, and above the topmost step is the inscription, “In honoured memory of the men of Wymondham who fell in the Great War 1914-1919.” Surrounding the base is an obelisk of Portland stone, with a simple cross in relief on the eastern face. A laurel wreath surmounts the list of names on each face of the base. There are 143 names listed for World War 1 and 45 for World War 2 with 3 civilians for World War 2. The memorial was originally unveiled 24 July 1921.
View our News & Events calendar for details of local Remembrance events.