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Welcome to News & events from Banwell Branch

May 24 Newsletter

Join us for Afternoon Tea at Banwell Castle on 8th of June from 3pm to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings.
Ticket Prices:
Adult - £12.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children 5 to 12yrs) - £30.00
Extra children - £3.00 each
Children aged 4 and under - Free
Please inform us of any dietary requirements upon ticket purchase.
There will be Afternoon Tea, Live Music, Children's Entertainment and a quiz!
Please bring money for Raffle, Bar and Ice-cream Van!
Tickets are available from:
The Paper Shop
Jackie Parkison - Tel: 01934 823654 - Mob: 07854531765
Email: jacki.parky@mbzonline.net
Penny Mottram - Tel: 01934 823091 - Email: penanbill@aol.com
Laura Baron/PTA committee - Email friendsofbanwell@gmail.com

Up and coming event on Thursday 16th May at 7pm where Dr Glyn Hayes will be speaking to us about the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Everyone is welcome to join us!

On Sunday 11 February 2024 at the Somerset RBL Annual Conference, Dennis was presented with a Legion Gold Badge by the Guest Speaker, Board of Trustee member Anny R Reid, for all his long service and hard work as CCSC Chairman, from which position Dennis retired that same day. However Dennis remains on the Banwell RBL Committee

February Newsletter 2024

New dates for future Branch Meetings.

Dates For 2024 

A reminder to our members, for branch meetings our start times have changed to 19:00 (7pm).


Photos from the Remembrance Parade on Sunday 13th November.


Banwell's Poppy Appeal
Commences Saturday 28th October our efforts will be concentrated at Morrisons Store Locking Castle WSM where we will have our table manned by 2 Volunteers on a rotating 2 hourly basis.
Weekdays 09.00 to 11.00, 11.00 to 13.00, 13.00 to 15.00, 15.00 to 17.00
Weekends 10.00 to 12.00, 12.00 to 14.00, 14.00 to 16.00
Through to and including Sunday 5th November.
If you are able to help our efforts to help a worthy cause by attending one of our 2-hour shifts during our campaign, please contact Martin Hemmings Poppy Appeal Organiser on mjhemmings@live.co.uk or 07972 098049.
Thanks for reading my request, the more volunteers we have the better for all especially the ROYAL BRITISH LEGION.
Martin Hemmings PAO Region TDF02


November 2023 Newsletter


We are hosting out AGM on October 19th, at Banwell Village hall at 19:30. Everyone is welcome and food will be provided so all you need to do is let one of our committee members know that you wish to attend.


Royal British Legion Devon County
Battlefield Trip to Normandy
June 24th-28th 2024
We are considering organising a Battlefield trip to Normandy in 2024 and have pleasure in detailing the information below.
We will request £50 deposit from each person and after 1st September this will be non-refundable.
Prices have increased but Blakes always look after us and our trips are invariably enjoyed by all.
Participants do not have to be members of the RBL, so anyone can attend.


Devon County Royal British Legion Presents
A Festival of Remembrance
Exeter Cathedral
On Friday 3rd November 2023
Tickets: £12.50
Box Office: 0333 666 3366


August 2023 Newsletter


We have released a Recruitment Leaflet

On Thursday 15th June, we had the speaker Peter Lander who spoke to us about The Life of the Birnbeck Pier. We all had a bundle of fun, if you want to see our next speaker stay up to date with posts.







We have a speaker coming on Thursday 15th June, Peter Lander who will be speaking to us at the The life of the Birnbeck Pier. Everyone is welcome so add it to your calendar and come along.

Coming up is The RBL Festival of Remembrance 2023
This is unfortunately for members only.
The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance will be held in the Royal Albert Hall, London on Saturday 11th November 2023 with performances at 2pm2pm and 7pm. On Tuesday 25th July, tickets will go on sale for the evening performance. Members will be able to purchase tickets for the afternoon performance on Tuesday 1st August.
This is unfortunately for members only!


On Thursday 18th May, We also presented Sarah Hayes with a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of her services as Branch Treasurer from 2018 to 2022.

On Thursday 18th May, On Thursday 18th May, we had our speaker Colin Hornett who informed us of the tales of Banwell Fire Station. We all had a bundle of laughs, if you missed it we hope to invite Colin back so stay up to date with posts.

May 2023 Newsletter

Below is a list of dates for your diary on what's happening in the Banwell Branch of The Royal British Legion. 

We have a speaker coming on Thursday 18th May, Colin Hornett who will be speaking to us at the Banwell Village Hall about the Banwell Fire Station. Everyone is welcome so add it to your calendar and come along.


On Monday 26th September 2022 the plaque was placed to commemorate 100 years of the Royal British Legion. The tree was planted on 13th October 2021.






It is with deepest sorrow that the Royal British Legion marks the death of our Sovereign and Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen has served as Patron of the Royal British Legion since 6 February 1952. We are immensely thankful for Her Majesty’s faithful service, and we join the entire Armed Forces community in mourning the loss of its Commander-in-Chief. The Queen’s unwavering dedication to the British Armed Forces will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences are with the Royal Family at this time.

Celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Hog Roast on 02/06/2022

For the Queen's Platinum Jubilee the Royal British Legion and Friends of Banwell School are hosting Hog Roast on June 2nd from 4pm- Late with Live Music and a Jubilee quiz!
Tickets are available to purchase at Banwell News, Friendsofbanwell@gmail.com or from Gill Fawcitt/Penny Mottram via email.
Tickets are as:
Adults: £10
Children (5-12): £5
Under 4: Eat for Free
Commemorating 100 Years of the RBL.
The tree, a copper beech, was planted on Riverside, on 13 October 2021.