To the Tenbury Wells and District Branch of The Royal British Legion
Background and Membership.
The Tenbury Wells Branch of the British Legion was formed at a meeting in the Picture House, Tenbury Wells on Wednesday 8th March 1922. The first Chairman was Mr John Batley and his Vice Chairman was Mr W. Wormington. The Headquarters of the Branch were at the United Services Club in Teme Street ( on a site currently occupied by the Spar shop). Subsequently the Branch met at The Swan Hotel, Burford (opposite the Teme Bridge) and some twenty years ago moved to its current Headquarters at the Royal Oak Public House in Market Street. The Branch presently has a membership of 80.
Meetings are held at 8.00pm on the third Wednesday of each month. New members are always welcome. The Branch offers social activities, talks and outings for members, sometimes combining with other organisations such as the Royal Naval Association. All members receive access to a range of services and discount schemes and the Legion magazine.
Each year the Branch holds a Church Parade on Remembrance Sunday. This parade normally assembles at the Market (formerly Brightwells) at 1000hrs. and marches to St Mary's Church where a wreath laying ceremony takes place at 1100hrs followed by 2 minutes silence. Following the Church service the parade retraces its route with the salute being taken by the Mayor, outside the Regal Cinema.
We also have a website on the British Legion website Click Here to visit..