The Pershore Branch of the Royal British Legion was founded on the 6th October 1922 following World War 1 to support and help Military Personnel and their families. (The War memorial in Pershore Abbey was unveiled on the 5th November 1921). Later the Branches in the surrounding villages became too small to function independently and so they joined the Pershore Branch.
To commemorate the 100 years of the Branch, there will be a Centenary Concert at the No. 8 Theatre on the High Street in Pershore on Saturday the 1st October 2022 commencing at 19.30, featuring the band of the West Midlands Fire Service and “Perfect Vintage”, highly regarded vintage vocalists who have performed all over the UK delighting audiences with their fun performances and witty banter. A great night out with a varied programme of concert and marching band numbers, songs from the 1930’s and 1940’s and beyond, plus a large dose of fun.
We will also be holding a Centenary Remembrance service at Evensong in the Abbey on Sunday 2nd October at 17.00 Further to our article “Seeking new Members” published in the July edition of the Pershore Times, we will be available to discuss opportunities for any members (lapsed or potential new members) on the evening of the concert. There is no need for members to have served in any of the Armed Forces. Our objectives remain to:-
- Support ex-military personnel and their dependants.
- Support their need in relation to Mental and Emotional problems.
- Help relieve suffering and hardship and to promote Remembrance.
Our future activities planned for 2022 include:
- Poppy Appeal (Oct to Nov) Volunteers needed
- Service at the Cross, Pershore cemetery on the 11th November commencing at 10.30
- Remembrance Parade along the High Street concluding at Pershore Abbey with a service, commencing at 10.45 on Sunday 13th November.
If anyone would like more information on any of these activities or would like to join the branch please contact Gerald Gregory, Membership Secretary - Email: email@example.com Mobile – 07802 897088