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The Royal British Legion - Spilsby & District Branch

Royal British LegionAll ex-servicemen welcome.

PRESIDENT - Mr Ron Worth.
CHAIRMAN - Mr Denis Chandler
VICE CHAIRMAN- Mr William Atkin
SECRETARY- Mrs Ann Lenton
TREASURER- Mr Raymond Glynne-Owen
STANDARD BEARER Mr Michael Lenton
POPPY APPEAL ORGANISER Mr Michael Lenton
WELFARE REPRESENTATIVE Mrs Gillian Rymer

Members meet the third Wednesday each month at 7.30pm at The Nelson Butt Public House, Market Street, Spilsby,
starting in 2017 on Wednesday 18th January.

New members welcome (you do not have to be/have been a member of the Armed Forces to join the Royal British Legion ).

Any queries to Mrs Lenton 01 790 753 074 ~ annlenton101@btinternet.com;


The Branch held its April 2017 meeting at the Nelson Butt, Spilsby on the 19th of the month.

The Chairman Mr. D. Chandler opened the meeting and welcomed members.

The President recited the Act of Homage, apologies were taken and the minutes were read and accepted. The various Committees gave their reports.

There are currently 56 members of the Royal British Legion ( Spilsby & District Branch ).

The Social Secretary reminded members of the forthcoming St. George’s Day celebration dinner, to be held at the Masonic Hall, Spilsby on Saturday 22nd April 2017.
Members were also reminded of a forthcoming coach trip to the National Arboretum
on the 29th May 2017.

As a result of the on-going recruitment drive for additional members, a sub-committee was formed to discuss ways of implementing this process.

There being no other business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 8.22pm.

The next meeting will be held at the Nelson Butt, Spilsby on Wednesday 17th May 2017, commencing 7.30pm.

M.Lenton     Press Officer The Royal British Legion ( Spilsby & District Branch ).


The Branch held its February 2017 meeting at the Nelson Butt, Spilsby on the 15th of the month.

The Vice - Chairman Mr. B. Atkin opened the meeting and welcomed members.

The President recited the Act of Homage, apologies were taken and the minutes were read and accepted. The various Committees gave their reports.

There are currently 61 members of the Royal British Legion ( Spilsby & District Branch ).

The Social Secretary reminded members of the forthcoming St. George’s Day celebration dinner, to be held at the Masonic Hall Spilsby on Saturday 22nd April 2017. Guests are welcome.

A recruitment drive to welcome new members will be implemented during March and April 2017.

Due to refurbishment at the Nelson Butt, the next meeting will be held at the George Hotel, Market Street Spilsby.

There being no further business, the Vice – Chairman thanked all in attendance and closed the meeting at 20.25 hours.

M. Lenton    Press Officer  The Royal British Legion ( Spilsby & District Branch ).

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I have the pleasure of informing you that the Spilsby and District Poppy Appeal 2016, has recorded its highest figure EVER of £11,803.83 ( and still counting ). This reflects not only the generosity of the public,  but also the hard work by ALL the Collectors.

On behalf of the Royal British Legion, ( Spilsby and District Branch ) I would like to thank everyone for their generosity and hard work in realising this fantastic sum of money.

Kind regards, Michael Lenton  P.A.O. The royal British Legion ( Spilsby and District ). (2016 Dec 15)

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King Edward V1 Academy, Spilsby, presented a show entitled ‘Lest we forget’

On 9th November 2016, students at the King Edward V1 Academy, Spilsby, presented a show entitled ‘Lest we forget’, in support of the Royal British Legion ( Spilsby and District ).

Presentation of a cheque by the Principal, Mrs. Jo Myhill-Johnson to the Chairman of the Spilsby and District Branch of the Royal British Legion, Mr. Denis Chandler, for the sum of £270.42p in relation to the Poppy Appeal of 2016.

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Programme includes:

Remembrance Day Parade

Trips out to interesting places

Evening sausage & mash

Mid Summer picnic

Welfare Committee for housebound