Remembrance Sunday Oldbury: Various years back, we found in our club premises an old standard of The British Legion Branch Langley (Birmingham). What’s more, with the assistance of the Langley History Society we figured out how to discover restricted data, the Langley Branch was recorded in Post Office indexes of 1924, 1928, 1932 yet isn’t recorded previously or a while later. The standard is currently in plain view in our club premises.
In the Oldbury Royal British Legion we have a lot of memorabilia recalling the individuals who have gone previously, however we might want to stretch out this to something beyond names. We are endeavoring to assemble a recorded asset of servicemen of Oldbury and Langley to be utilized in our exercises with nearby schools, this we expectation will expectation carry the significance of Remembrance to the schools and youngsters. Additionally we trust it will end up being a significant asset for our individuals, educators, and the nearby network to get some answers concerning their families and the individuals of Oldbury and Langley who served in the Great War.
Some time prior the Oldbury and Langley History Society set up together a book of the fallen of Langley and Oldbury in the Great War, yet we would prefer just to not to recollect the fallen, likewise the individuals who got back home. In the event that you have any photos, family ancestries, and so on, which we could duplicate and keep for these reasons it, would be truly valued. Additionally I am exceptionally mindful that we just have a couple of remaining WW2 veterans left, many are recalled in the Oldbury Royal British Legion, eventually we need to do likewise later on.
We plan to have the option to utilize these assets to support us;
To work with groups of warriors to record their lives;
To create a learning asset investigating Oldbury and Langley warriors’ accounts and the more extensive effect of the First World War on the region;
To make a computerized record of research that can be transferred ;
To create a visiting asset we can take to neighborhood schools, libraries and nearby history gatherings;
To make adjustments to the Remembrance garden with the goal that the neighborhood network and our individuals can have some place calm and peaceful to go to ponder and recollect.
After all Remembrance isn’t only for the eleventh November, regularly of it is a day, for thinking back and attempting to mull over the where’s and the why’s, for experiencing the things that have been done and the things that have been left fixed. The name of our nursery is Remembrance – where with tolerance, with philanthropy, with the ceaseless quietness of heart, we recollect the individuals who have gone previously – We Will Remember Them.
It’s trusted by doing the majority of this we can bring a bigger number of the neighborhood network in contact with the Royal British Legion all in all and to our Branch/Club which they may have never visited, enabling them to see the concealed diamonds history inside our dividers and ideally change their view of what the Legion is about and adapt a greater amount of what we do.