Bands Raise Money for the Royal British Legion 

Article and Photographs: Jonathan White

Jedburgh Royal British Legion (Scotland) Pipe Band travelled down from Scotland, for the second successive year, to perform in Nantwich on Saturday 24th September 2022. In the afternoon they performed in Nantwich town centre, and in The Atherton & Associates Suite at Nantwich Town Football Club’s Swansway Stadium prior to the Dabbers match versus Whitby Town. In the evening they performed along with The Band and Drums of the Cheshire Constabulary at Nantwich Civic Hall.

Jedburgh Royal British Legion (Scotland) Pipe Band march along Hospital Street (photograph: Jonathan White)

The concert was organised by the Nantwich & District Branch of the Royal British Legion and supported by Nantwich Town Council. The program sponsor was Lloyd Crossan Group.

A standing ovation to both bands at the end of the concert (photograph: Jonathan White)

Money raised from the bucket collections in Nantwich and ticket sales, raffle sales and donations at the concert in Nantwich will enable the Nantwich & District Branch of the Royal British Legion to deliver activities in support of local serving military personnel, veterans and their families.

Jedburgh Royal British Legion (Scotland) Pipe Band 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 also plays in France to commemorate the D-Day landings in Normandy, and also travelling to Stadio Olimpico, Rome to play for the 6 Nations Rugby Tournament.

The Band and Drums of the Cheshire Constabulary are proud to represent Cheshire Police with musical performances throughout Cheshire, the UK and beyond. There has been a police band in Cheshire for over 60 years and they continue to entertain and impress with their concert and arena performances.

Phil Reade, Chairman, Nantwich & District Branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “I would like to thank all the supporters of the concert making it the remarkable event it was, in particular the Nantwich Town Council for the use of the venue, the Lloyd Crossan Group Ltd for the sponsorship and our branch members.”

Nantwich & District Branch of the Royal British Legion will launch their Poppy Appeal on Saturday 29th October 2022 and 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.

For further information relating to Nantwich RBL, please email either: Nantwich.Memsecretary@RBL.community or Nantwich.Secretary@RBL.Community ; or visit their Facebook page or website.