This message is posted on behalf of Ron Townley, new local contact for The Royal British Legion.
Many of you will know Mr John Haddock (below) who until the end of 2008 did a sterling job as a past Chairman of Marple R,B,L Club, and latterly as the Marple areas poppy wreaths officer.
John and his wife have recently moved to another part of the country to be near his family, therefore sadly having to sever ties with the ex-service community in this area. His efforts on behalf of the ex-services community were considerable.
With immediate effect I am the local contact for the Royal British Legion in the Marple, Mellor, Marple Bridge, Strines and Compstall areas. I would appreciate if anyone who has, In previous years, obtained wreaths from the R,B,L, to please contact myself to confirm this years requirements.
There is no longer a Royal British Legion branch in Marple, Therefore the Stockport branch of the R,B,L, (of which I am a member) now covers this area. The Branch meets at 8 pm in the all ranks mess of the Armoury TA Centre, Greek Street, Stockport, on the last Tuesday each month (except December) and we welcome all new members, there being no requirement to have had military service but a commitment to the welfare of serving and ex-servicemen and women.
I can be contacted on 0161 427 6898 or ronaldo(dot)townley(at)ntlworld(dot)com