Branch Secretary: Tony Miles
                           (: 01225 341104


Venue:  The Oratory Room, Church Institute, Bratton

Dates:  29th September 2021. Future dates will be published in due course, Covid-19 restrictions permitting.


Poppy Appeal

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY – 14th November 2021

ARMISTICE DAY – 11th November 2021


The Bratton Branch held a General Meeting, the first for many months following the COVID-19 restrictions on Wednesday 29th September 2021.  The Chairman of the Parish Council, Jeff Ligo, attended the meeting and the arrangements for Remembrancetide in the village were discussed and agreed.  It was confirmed that the Silence, Act of Remembrance, Wreath Laying ceremonies and Ecumenical Service would take place at the Bratton War Memorial at 11:00am on Armistice Day, Thursday 11th November and Remembrance Sunday, 14th November 2021 to which all are warmly welcomed.  The Remembrance Sunday ceremony will be preceded by services in the Bratton Churches.  Full details will be promulgated in the November Parish News. 

In mid-September, all houses in the village received an envelope containing an invitation to join in the proud tradition of Remembrance by sharing their personal words of Remembrance and writing a tribute on the enclosed Poppy Cross which can be returned by Monday 11th October to be planted in one of six Fields of Remembrance.    For those who would prefer, the cross could also be planted in Bratton’s own Field of Remembrance at the War Memorial which will open on Sunday 7th November and it is hoped that many will do so in the same way as was done in 2020.  Bratton’s loyal team of Poppy Appeal collectors will visit all houses in the village with a supply of poppies and other items during the weekend of 30th and 31st October.  Poppies will also be available at Central Stores, The Duke and Pickleberry. 

Poppy Appeal Organiser: Mike O'Donoghue
                                       (: 01380 831208

Poppy Talks

The very popular series of Poppy Talks kindly arranged by Mike Manson will resume in January 2022.

Titles and timings will be announced nearer the time.