Held AtGloucestershire Archives
LevelCollection
Alt Ref NoD11081
TitleRoyal British Legion, Amberley Branch
Date1919-2004
DescriptionMinutes of monthly meetings, 1936-1954 (1 volume); minutes of AGMs, 1935-1954, 1955-1979 (2 volumes); minutes of branch committee meetings, 1945-1979 (1 volume); minutes of war memorial committee meetings, 1919-1949 (1 volume); minutes of service committee meeting, 1966 (1 volume); correspondence and papers concerning branch's proposal to build a bus shelter in the village, 1956 (1 bundle); papers concerning members, [1919-2004], including membership application forms, [1919]-1976 (1 bundle); Poppy Day account books, 1966-1977, 1976-1980, 1976-1992
Admin HistoryThis collection contains minute books, membership records and correspondence for the Amberley Branch of the Royal British Legion for the period 1919 to 1979. The Amberley Branch of the Royal British Legion has its foundation in the War Memorial Committee founded in 1919 with the aim of providing "a monument consisting of a stone column with or without a cross, bearing the names of the Amberley men who have fallen in the Great War and a suitable inscription." After the Second World War the Amberley Branch of the Royal British Legion led the village of Amberley in calling for the honouring of the men of Amberley who gave their lives in the Second World War. In January 1949 the War Memorial Committee decided that the names of the nine men who had died should be added to the current War Memorial.

The Amberley Branch of the Royal British Legion was formed in 1935 and played a key role in coordinating local efforts during, and in the years just after the Second World War. The Amberley Branch organised Christmas presents and collected money for "cigarettes and books for members who have volunteered for National Defence Companies." After the war the Amberley Branch offered advice and support to veterans wishing to retrain for civilian life and to those who were seriously injured. In 1956 it was decided that the money raised in 1919 with the aim of building a village hall, this having proved impossible, should be donated towards the building of a memorial bus shelter as this would be of great benefit to the village.
Custodial HistoryDeposited by the Amberley Branch of the Royal British Legion, 9 October 2007 and 5 November 2013
TermServicemens organizations
Access ConditionsThese records are open for research
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