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Meetings held on the last Tuesday night, of every other Month at,   Barbourne Ex-Services Club
The Moors

If you served In the Worcestershire,  Sherwood Foresters,  Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters .

T.A etc , or attached to one of these , (Even a different regiment or unit and you have no branches in this area) why not come along ?  Please contact with your details through 'FEEDBACK' PAGE, or the 'GUESTBOOK' PAGE` & we  WILL  get back to you.




 SATURDAY  13 th  OCTOBER 2018


WFRA ( Exec comm only meeting 09:30)  AGM Lichfield :- will be held on Saturday  13 th October at Lichfield Social Club, Purcell Avenue, Lichfield. WS13 6TS commence 11.30 hrs.




Dates of next Branch Meetings  and A.G.M.:- 

25th SEPTEMBER    2018              20:00hrs

11th DECEMBER 2018                 20:00 hrs   NEW DATE!!!!!!




Committee Meetings all at 19:30hrs                                      



Barbourne Ex Services Club

The Moors



Saturday Veterans Breakfast Club at The Postal Order, 18 Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DN . On the first Saturday of the Month at 10:00hrs onwards ( except 1st Saturday in June see details in events list below)


              EVENTS AND PARADES.

ADDRESS FOR   Gheluvelt Park, BARBOURNE ROAD,  Worcester.  WR3 7AA



23rd September 2018  NMA. Mercian Grove 10:45 for 11:00 Start. There will be a service and march past at the Mercian Volunteer Grove to mark the service of the Territorials and Volunteers in WW1.  Tenbury Wells Band will be providing the music. This will be followed by Mercian family picnic (please bring own picnic or there is cafe on site) WFRA Standards and members very welcome to share this day with MVRA . Those that are interested in the trip to the National memorial Museum at Alrewas to give their names and monies (£8 pp) to Libby. Coach pick ups 08;00 Malvern Link Opposite Co Op. 08:15 Bullring St Johns. 08:30 Prompt Croft Rd car park Worcester. Return approx 16:00hrs. Please email ASAP if you would like to go on this trip. few places left first come first served turn up at pick up points with £8pp.


Friday 12:00 hrs 28th September St Helen`s Church High St Worcester (Nr guildhall)

 (We are aiming to show them from around 12.10ish to 12.40 ish and then again at 13.10ish to 13.40ish. )

To commemorate the role of women during WW1, the Imperial War Museum has released three short films detailing how the war changed the lives of thousands of women:

“Deeds not Words: The Suffragette Surgeons of WW1”

“Nurses in WW1”

“The War Women of England: Land Workers”

The films will be screened between 12-2pm on Friday 28th September, at St Helen’s Church*, High Street, Worcester.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be available for a donation.

For further information please contact: stella@allsaintsworcester.org.uk

*St Helen’s has a long and fascinating history as one of the oldest sites of Christian worship in the city and following the films volunteer guides will be available to show visitors around this beautiful church.


Saturday 13th October AGM details at top of page


Saturday - Sunday 20 - 21st October 2018

A weekend celebration of the Worcesters at St peters garden Centre on saturday the 20 -21st October This will consist of Arts and Craft activities inside the main building Saturday is 10.30am to 3pm and Sunday is 10.30am to 1pm. All free . It will be open to anyone but especially children. They can make Air Dry Clay Poppies & paint them. Plus we want them to add to a Frieze of their ideas relating to the Worcestershire Soldiers. Plus other things.They will be needing the bottoms off bottles to make a poppy installation that will go to Norton Church afterwards, so bring along your bottle ends. or take them along to St Peters Garden Centre with kids and grand kids to make items.

 On the Sunday 21st at 2pm there is and end of WW1 Commemoration Ceremony / wreath laying at the Commemorative Garden in the Corner of the garden centre. Civic Dignitaries, Branch Standards and members invited to take part.On the Sunday we would hope that we could build a mountain of poppies in the commemorative Garden, followed by Tea/coffee and cakes for all. Standards and bugle to attend please.


October Poppy Launch at Guild hall Worcester

Saturday 27th October Details to follow


Sunday October 28th 104th Anniversary of The Battle of Gheluvelt 11:15 for 11:30 Service

Standard Bearers please report at 11:00 for briefing. This year we are including and end of WW1 commemoration of the Worcestershire Regiment and the Home Front. Afterwards there is a buffet at Claines RBL Club. Branch members only  + 1 free. there will be a charge for teas coffees 50p. ( you need to be signed in on our books not sure contact N Fish) there will be a cut off date that will be strictly adhered to.

Non Branch members £5 pp .


Wednesday 31st October 2018 Gheluvelt Day 10:45hrs Commemoration at Worcestershire Regimental Stone Gheluvelt Park. Short service to mark  Gheluvelt Park 'Hundred Days' Campaign. Gheluvelt park allocated day 31st October, Citation of account of Battle Front and Homefront to be read out. Standards, Bugle.


Sunday 11th November 2018

Remembrance Sunday. details to follow


Beacon of Light 11th November Beacons of Light ceremony at 7pm in Fort Royal Park; Worcester City Council has registered Fort Royal Park as a ‘Beacon of Light’ and would welcome your support and input in creating a memorable event in the World War 100 calendar. 


Thursday 15th November 2018 10:30 hrs

Ombersley Church parade. Standards, Bugle and as many members as possible to attend Ombersley Church on the 15th November 2018 where there will be children from the local school who will perform hand bell ringing. The Standards are requested to march down aisle of church and bugle to be played from gallery followed by 1 minute silence after the bell ringing there is an exhibition ww1 tent outside. The children will want to talk to Branch members. It is also requested that someone could talk about the Worcestershire Regiment serving in WW1 for 5 minutes.


Branch Meeting Tuesday 11th December 20:00hrs ( November meeting cancelled)


More details  on events to follow

Other Usefull Addresses

City Museum & Art Gallery, Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT

Tel 01905 721982


Museum Archives

Address: Dancox House, Pheasant Street, Worcester WR1 2EE

Phone: 01905 721982


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