British Legion Memories

Events round the area

By Pauline Marples

Since 1921 when the British Legion was formed, men and women have been proud to be members of this Association, and they have taken part in parades and ceremonies in many towns and village. A selection of photo's from around the Mansfield area reveal some of the people and events.

In 1971 when the British Legion was granted "Royal" status a floral Legion Crest was on display in Titchfield Park, Mansfield - see one of the photographs below. It would have been lovely to see this in colour.

of The Royal British Legion web site, www.britishlegion.org.uk gives an insight into the history of the Legion.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'British Legion Memories' page
Photo:Pleasley - British Legion Presentation 1962

Pleasley - British Legion Presentation 1962

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Photo:Mansfield -British Legion Remembrance Service 1964

Mansfield -British Legion Remembrance Service 1964

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Photo:Mansfield -British Legion Remembrance Service 1964

Mansfield -British Legion Remembrance Service 1964

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Photo:Forest Town - British Legion Presentation 1965

Forest Town - British Legion Presentation 1965

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Photo:Mansfield Woodhouse - British Legion Parade 1965

Mansfield Woodhouse - British Legion Parade 1965

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Photo:Mansfield Woodhouse - British Legion Parade 1965

Mansfield Woodhouse - British Legion Parade 1965

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Photo:Mansfield Woodhouse - British Legion Parade 1965

Mansfield Woodhouse - British Legion Parade 1965

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Photo:Forest Town - British Legion Parade of New Standard 1969

Forest Town - British Legion Parade of New Standard 1969

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Photo:Forest Town - British Legion Parade of New Standard 1969

Forest Town - British Legion Parade of New Standard 1969

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Photo:Clipstone - British Legion Ladies Section Group Meeting 1970

Clipstone - British Legion Ladies Section Group Meeting 1970

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Photo:Mansfield - Service of Remembrance 1971

Mansfield - Service of Remembrance 1971

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Photo:Mansfield - Service of Remembrance 1971

Mansfield - Service of Remembrance 1971

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Photo:Mansfield - Service of Remembrance 1971

Mansfield - Service of Remembrance 1971

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Photo:Clipstone - Women's British Legion tea 1971

Clipstone - Women's British Legion tea 1971

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Photo:Forest Town - British Legion Ladies Meeting 1971

Forest Town - British Legion Ladies Meeting 1971

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Photo:Forest Town - British Legion Ladies Meeting 1971

Forest Town - British Legion Ladies Meeting 1971

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Photo:Mansfield - British Legion Crest in Titchfield Park for BL Golden Jubilee 1971

Mansfield - British Legion Crest in Titchfield Park for BL Golden Jubilee 1971

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Photo:Warsop - Ex-Servicemens Club RBL Presentation of Certificate 1973

Warsop - Ex-Servicemens Club RBL Presentation of Certificate 1973

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Photo:Medan Vale -Royal British Legion New Flag 1977

Medan Vale -Royal British Legion New Flag 1977

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Photo:Medan Vale -Royal British Legion New Flag 1977

Medan Vale -Royal British Legion New Flag 1977

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Photo:Medan Vale -Royal British Legion New Flag 1977

Medan Vale -Royal British Legion New Flag 1977

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Photo:Medan Vale -Royal British Legion New Flag 1977

Medan Vale -Royal British Legion New Flag 1977

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Photo:Clipstone -Royal British Legion Conference 1978

Clipstone -Royal British Legion Conference 1978

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Photo:Warsop British Legion Flag Dedication 1979

Warsop British Legion Flag Dedication 1979

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Photo:Warsop British Legion Flag Dedication 1979

Warsop British Legion Flag Dedication 1979

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Photo:Mansfield - Royal British Legion Wreath Laying Service 1980

Mansfield - Royal British Legion Wreath Laying Service 1980

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Photo:Mansfield - Royal British Legion Wreath Laying Service 1980

Mansfield - Royal British Legion Wreath Laying Service 1980

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Photo:Warsop - Royal British Legion Gold Badge presentation 1981

Warsop - Royal British Legion Gold Badge presentation 1981

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This page was added on 29/10/2011.
Comments about this page

Wonderful pictures and memories of both the British Legion and Mansfield as it was. The two pictures from 1964 on Church Street and the Market Place, show the Lord Mayor of Mansfield, Alderman William Kaye leading the parade on Church Street, and taking the "Salute" on the Market Place... A little unknown story about Mr. Kaye. At the onset of the first world war he joined the call for duty to serve his country. He served 2 months, and was then kicked out. They found out that Mr. Kaye had given his wrong age. He was much too young, and was therefore discharged from the Army. This year I shall be Attending a Memorial Service at the Marine Hall in Fleetwood on the 8th of November. You can bet I shall be on parade again with the others, and shall be wearing my poppy with pride.

Alan Curtis

By Alan Curtis
On 30/10/2011

What a fabulous collection of photographs. Well Done Pauline!

By Bill Clark
On 17/10/2012

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