"They shall grow
not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
The aim of the Legion is to support the welfare of our ex-service men and women and their families from all the armed services. Our Penistone Branch have caseworkers who look after the welfare of these ex-personnel and their families, helping them to take convalescent breaks at one of our Poppy Break Homes in Bridlington.
The Royal British Legion are the sole custodians of Remembrance this is marked by many services of Remembrance on the nearest Sunday to the 11th November every year to signify the 11th hour of the 11th day and the 11th month which recognizes the ending of the First World War of 1918 and is known as Armistice Day.
This Collage is of some of the living Word War 2 Veterans in
Penistone and surrounding area.
Top/Bottom left- Ronnie Easter .Royal Navy
2nd Top/Bottom-John Loades .R A S C
3rd Top/ Bottom-W.E.Parker 4/7 Commando
4th Top/Bottom-Fred Holt . T/A Royal Artillery
5th Top-George Butcher. British Army
5th Bottom-Cyril Whitfield. British Army
In 2010 when the war graves in Stottercliffe Cemetery were restored
there was a family grave with the names of Albert and Ernest Vaughton
who served in the First World War and both were Penistone lads. On the
24th January 1917 both brothers were injured, Albert was killed and
Ernest was brought back home but later died from his wounds and was
buried with full military honours in Stottercliffe Cemetery. After I
appealed for any information about the brothers in Penistone Library,
I was contacted the other week by a relative living in Penistone who
kindly managed to supply the two photos taken before they were sadly
killed so I am pleased that we have been able to put a faces to these
names some 94 years since their deaths .
Pictures from Ron Easter's 90th birthday celebrations.
Selection of photographs from 2012 Mayors Parade, the theme was the
Queen & Jubilee. The Club, Branch & Women's Section
joined forces to enter a float - The Queen & Commonwealth.
There was various members of the Royal Family - 2 Queens one young
& one present day, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles & Camilla,
Princess Anne, Prince William & Kate. The Commonwealth was
represented by a Beefeater, Welsh, Scottish, Pakistani, Fijian,
Australian ladies and Indian & New Zealand gentlemen. Plus a Poppy