The Hathersage Branch was first established in 1930.
Chairman: Brian Ward email email@example.com
Vice Chairman: David Hoskin email firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Maryann Orwin email email@example.com
Treasurer: Christopher Jewitt
Branch Community Support (Welfare) Rep: Bernard Eyre (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Standard Bearer: David Hoskin (e-mail email@example.com)
Communications with our branch should be directed through our Secretary
The next AGM is to be held on Wednesday 27th November 2019 at The Scotsman’s Pack Inn, Hathersage, Hope Valley, S32 1BZ. at 8.00pm.
Two booklets giving details of many of the people from Hathersage who served in WW1, can be obtained from Hathersage Craft Shop, Main Road, Hathersage, S32 1EH., or via the branch secretary.
News & Events
Hathersage Remembers, Remembrance Sunday 2019
ABOUT THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION POPPY APPEAL.
The Legion remains the principal charity organisation formed to support ex-service men and women, or their families, with whatever needs they may have, and particularly those who suffered injuries.
To pay for this our main fundraising effort is of course the annual Poppy Appeal. We hope you will support our branch’s efforts this year, in whatever way you can. Our Poppy Appeal Organiser would still welcome any new volunteers willing to help sell poppies.
You can also support by becoming a member of the Legion, even if you have not served in the armed forces.
News and Events
Meeting Dates 2020
26th February – Committee Meeting
24th June – Committee Meeting
2nd September – Committee Meeting/Provisional Accounts
28th October – Armistice Organisation Only
25th November – Committee Meeting followed by AGM
Committee Meetings are open to all
A Much Deserved Recognition
Thank You Jean
War Memorial Flowers
At some time, we think over 40 years ago, Mrs Frances Ellacott of 'Ashleigh', Crossland Road, asked Jean Wilcockson's mother if she would take over from her the job of decorating the Hathersage War Memorial in the Church each year, for Armistice Sunday, with suitable flower arrangements.
Frances Ellacott (nee Mottram) was the widow of Frederick Herbert Ellacott of the RAF, who was killed on 30 July 1943. His body was recovered from the North Sea by the Germans and lies buried in Denmark. The couple who were both schoolteachers, had only married early in 1942, and Frances died in 1993 age 78, after being married for one year and then a widow for fifty. It is on her grave the British Legion place a wooden cross every Armistice Sunday, in memory of her husband.
Jean used to help until her mother was no longer able and she has continued doing the annual decorating to this day, at her own expense and satisfaction.
Miss Monica Hodgkinson of Moorseats also asked Jean to put flowers there, to remember her two brothers who served in WW1. One of whom, George Cedric Hodgkinson, was also killed.
Jean Wilcockson's mother was the niece of Leonard Field killed at Dunkirk in 1940, so she had the added incentive to continue the work in memory of him and all like him.
Over the years most people have forgotten about those behind this dedicated act of remembrance, but we would like to say thank you to Jean. Please keep up the good work.
Brian Ward. (Hathersage Branch, Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal in Hathersage – over £3,000 raised by our community!
Thanks once again to our wonderful community for the tremendous support received during this year’s Period of Remembrance. As usual, a long serving and trusted team of volunteers visited house-to-house collecting for the Poppy Appeal. Almost every shop, pub, cafe etc (over 35) sold poppies and other items in Hathersage and Bamford. Once again, the Parish Church donated all of the collection from the Remembrance Sunday service and various personal and corporate donations were also received. The total amount donated to the Poppy Appeal so far this year is over £3,000!
Anyone interested in helping in the next Poppy Appeal should contact our PAO (Poppy Appeal Organiser): Julie on 01433 650104, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org