Sheringham Branch of the Royal British Legion take pride in being pro-active.  We meet regularly and arrange several social events throughout the year.  We also take part in both Sheringham and Cromer Carnivals in August and the floats that we enter are always 'top notch' mainly thanks to one of our younger and very enthusiastic members.

We hold Social get-togethers in place of our May and December meetings, which always involve lots of good music, plenty of food and of course marvellous conversation.  The Royal British Legion was formed in 1921 and is the nation's premier ex-service charity, dedicated to caring for men and women who have served in the armed forces and their dependants.

Its objects include promoting the welfare of ex-service men or women and their dependants and relieving hardship among them where it exists; raising and distributing money for these purposes; assisting serving men and women in their return to civilian life; and promoting the interests of their dependants while they themselves are still serving.

Under its Royal Charter, the Legion's help is available to all the categories above, regardless of whether they are its members.  This represents some 15 million people, or one third of the population.

Although it is now over 50 years since the last world war, demand for the Legion's services is still increasing and is set to continue rising for at least the next 10 - 15 years.  For the annual Poppy Appeal, the Legion's poppy factory produces over 30 million poppies, about 90,000 wreaths and 400,000 remembrance crosses.

For more information visit the Official Royal British Legion Web Site: www.britishlegion.org.uk


To join our branch all you have to do is contact our Membership Secretary using the Contact details link above. 

Alternatively, you can write or telephone using the details at the bottom of the page.

VE and VJ Day celebration


Sheringham and District Branch is very active and over the last few years we have spent a lot of time and effort bringing ourselves into the public eye. 

Events include Carnivals in Sheringham and Cromer and an annual open afternoon where we lay on a free buffet, sing along music, raffles and much more.  

For photographs of some of these events, please go to our past events page.

Welcome the support of our new
Royal British Legion Chaplain

Rev Christian Heycocks RN has very kindly agreed to be our Branch Chaplain. 

If you are in need of help or advice, please do not hesitate to contact him.

St Peter's Vicarage
10 North Street
Sheringham, NR26 8LW

Tel: 01263 822 089

Jack Farrow, a local man, ran a Garden Centre on the Cromer Road for many years.

His war diary (as a Changi POW) was written up by him before he died in 1991.

Some 15 years after his death, the family managed to get it published in 2007 and surprisingly 'Darkness before the Dawn' is still being sold, albeit in small numbers. Locally, it is still available at BA Watts in Sheringham and at the Muckleborough Collection, Weybourne. It can also be bought online.


Sheringham 1940's Weekend 2013

We had the new caravan out for the 1940's weekend and this year it finished with a very big parade.  Our thanks go to the organisers, we are looking forward to next year.

Daphne Basham, Sheringham 1940's weekend, 2013

Medal presentation to John Sadler. 

From left: Cecil Basham, John Sadler,
Noel Gant and Paige Wharton

Medal presentation to John Sadler 2009

For more photos click here

Sheringham Caravan Launch and Poppy Appeal collectors 2009

Launch of Caravan and Poppy Appeal collectors in Sheringham.   more photos

Chairman of Sheringham RBL reading lesson at Salvation Army Remembrance Service 2008

Lights Out WWI Vigil 2014