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Bands Raise Money for the Royal British Legion in its 100th Anniversary Year

Article and Photograph of Jedburgh (Royal British Legion Scotland) Pipes & Drums performing pre-match at Nantwich Town: Jonathan White

Jedburgh (Royal British Legion Scotland) Pipes & Drums travelled down from Scotland to perform in Nantwich and Willaston on Saturday 2nd October 2021.

Jedburgh (Royal British Legion Scotland) Pipes & Drums perform at Nantwich Town Football Club (photograph: Jonathan White)

In the afternoon they performed in Nantwich town centre and at Nantwich Town Football Club’s Optimum Pay Stadium prior to the Dabbers match versus South Shields FC.

In the evening they performed along with Cheshire Drums and Bugles in a concert at Willaston Social Club.

Jedburgh (Royal British Legion Scotland) Pipes & Drums perform at Willaston Social Club

The events were in association with the Nantwich & District Branch of the Royal British Legion to promote the 100th anniversary of their Branch and the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion

Money raised from the bucket collections in Nantwich and ticket sales, raffle sales and donations at the concert in Willaston will enable the delivery of Branch activities in support of local serving military personnel, veterans and their families.

Cheshire Drums and Bugles perform at Willaston Social Club

Phil Reade, Vice Chairman, Nantwich & District Branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “I would like to thank and congratulate a wonderful team of members and supporters who made this weekend possible. It is always humbling to see how much respect and support the public demonstrate towards the ex-service community.”

The Poppy Appeal is launched later this month (Thursday 28th October 2021), so the Nantwich & District Branch of the Royal British Legion will be out every weekend on Nantwich town square and at Bridgemere Garden Centre with their gazebo and stall. There will also be collection boxes in shops and pubs all over Nantwich, so please give generously.

The Royal British Legion supports the Armed Forces community and runs the Poppy Appeal. They are the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with 180,000 members, 110,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities.

Jedburgh (Royal British Legion Scotland) Pipes & Drums formed in 1943 originally as the Boys Brigade Pipe Band and evolved to become Jedburgh Royal British Legion (Scotland) Pipe Band back in the 1960’s. Wearing Seaforth McKenzie Tartan kilts, plaid & hose with white spats & doublet jackets with silver braiding; Jedburgh Pipe Band are one of the smartest bands in the Scottish Borders. The Pipe Band plays at many local and community events throughout the year and has also spread its wings to play at prestigious venues in countries all over the world including America, Italy, Germany and Eire. The Pipe Band played in France for the unveiling of the D-Day Piper (Bill Millin) statue in Normandy and also played the Scottish National Anthem at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome for the Six Nations Championship rugby union tournament in both 2016 and 2018.

Cheshire Drums and Bugles have performed at events across North West England, France and the Netherlands. Their members come from all walks of life, former military, reservists, former cadets and emergency services and civilian. They have played with brass bands, concert bands and as a corps. They have won awards at the Whit Friday Band Contests, performed at Manchester Pride, the D-Day commemorations in Normandy and at the International Christmas Tattoo in Leiden. For further information relating to Cheshire Drums and Bugles, please phone The Corps Manager, Terry Shaw, on 07747143882 , email: cheshiredrums@btinternet.com , or visit https://www.cheshiredrumsandbugles.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/CheshireDrumsAndBugles