Bakewell & District Branch: Meet at the Bakewell Working Men's Club, Butts Road, Bakewell on the last Wednesday of each month though not in August or December.
Chairman: Andy Howard
Vice Chairman: Bill Storey
Secretary: Angela Swift
Treasurer: Jan Buxton
PAO (Poppy Appeal Organiser): Mark Wakeman
News & Events
This years Remembrance Day was again very well supported, and involved organisations from across the town. A planning group had spent many weeks arranging events held over the weekend, involving wreath laying on the war graves in Bakewell Cemetery, the annual concert in the Town Hall, and of course the Remembrance Day parade and church service.
Hundreds of people were in the Square for the sounding of the Last Post, two minutes silence and laying of wreaths. Led by Lord Edward Manners, who is the new President of the Bakewell and District Branch of the Royal British Legion.
Further wreaths were laid at the War Memorial Cottage Hospital, now a nursing home, with many residents coming outside to take part.
The church service followed, with the names of Blackwell's fallen being read out by members of the Bakewell Youth Theatre. A fall of petals took place as images were projected and music played. A very moving service.
A shorter service took place at 11am on the 11th day, in Bath Gardens, again attended by dozens of people.
Town Mayor and Vice Chairman of the RBL Branch, Bill Storey said, " There is solid support for these events, showing that Bakewell still cares deeply about what it symbolises. I would like to thank Mike Horrod and the team who arranged everything. It means so much to so many."
Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club meeting on the first Saturday of each month, between 9am and 11am in the rear room of the Wheatsheaf Public House, Bridge Street, Bakewell.
Albert Keir D Day Veteran with Bakewell Army Cadets during the Poppy Appeal
Mark Wakeman and Poppy at Chatsworth Country Fair
Lest we Forget flag on Bakewell Parish Church tower.