|Meetings are on the 1st Thursday of each month at 8:30 PM in the Village Club|
|President||Sir T C Elworthy KCVO CBE|
|Chairman||Jim Bowers 01491 641368|
|Secretary/Treasurer||D J Challis 07962 642176|
|Poppy appeal organiser||Margaret Butler 01491 641744|
We will remember them
On Sunday 11 November, Nettlebed and District Branch Royal British Legion will join the Nation and host a series of events to commemorate and mark the end of World War 1, one hundred years ago, and to remember those local men who gave their lives for their Country.
6.00am Battles Over – Sleep in Peace, now the battle’s over. The air before dawn has broken will be filled with sound of a lone piper. Battle’s O’er. A traditional air played by pipers after a battle. Heralding the start of the day’s commemorations.
10.30am The Village are invited to join in a parade of the Branch Standard starting from the Bus Shelter to St Bartholomew’s Church. The Remembrance Day Service will begin outside, at the Church at the Lytch Gate, the Village War memorial at 10.45am. Following our remembering the fallen of WW1 we will continue the Service inside St Bartholomew’s to include remembering those who died during WW2.
3.30 pm A concert of music and poetry, in association with The Pangbourne Silver Band. All welcome. Tickets not required, but seating will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Donations to the Poppy appeal are welcomed
6.50 pm The Village will join HM Queen Elizabeth 2 and 1,000 towns and villages across the Nation lighting our traditional bonfire Beacon of Peace. This commemoration is inspired by a comment made on 3rd August 1914 by Britain’s Foreign Minister, Sir Edward Grey. He was looking out of his office window at dusk as gas lights were being lit along London’s Mall when he remarked to a friend, “ The lights are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”
7.05pm As our beacon burns brightly, the Church Bells will ring out in celebration of the end of the First World War.