RBL Branches

Branches are the lifeline of the Legion and the volunteers that run them work tirelessly to raise funds and provide welfare support whilst offering a social focus for their members to meet. They also play a key role in the recruiting and retention of members from within their local community’s and help raise the profile of The Royal British Legion at parades and public events.


Within the County of Derbyshire we have a large network of Royal British Legion Branches, currently there are forty-nine Branches and two sub-Branches. A full listing of Branches can be found below and also where their regular meetings are held. Anyone requiring details of these Branches please contact the County Office or, where listed, the particular Branch Secretary.


A number of the Branches in the County hold their meetings at Royal British Legion Clubs. There are fourteen Branches with Clubs and these can be found using the link to RBL Clubs.


For administrative purposes the Branches in the County have been divided into five Groups, which are based on Local Authority boundaries. The Groups and the Branches within those Groups can be found using the link to RBL Groups, they meet regularly throughout the year to exchange ideas and socialise.


The Branches in Derbyshire are listed below in alphabetic order, they can be found by clicking on to the following links to their initial letter:

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Royal British Legion Branches in Derbyshire

ALFRETON and DISTRICT BR 0074
Secretary: Mr D Wilson
10 West End
Alfreton
Derbyshire DE55 7GE
Telephone: 01773 835375

Branch Meetings:
Palmer-Morewood Club, Hall Street, Alfreton on 2nd Thursday of each month, 7.15pm

ALLENTON BR 0002
Secretary: Mr G A Hibbert
4 Sinfin Avenue
War Memorial Village
Allenton
Derby DE24 9JA
Telephone: 01332 702174
Email: gahibbert@aol.com

Branch Meetings: Allenton & District R.B.L. Club. 2nd Monday of each month, 7.00pm. Link to RBL Clubs

ALLESTREE BR 0003
Secretary: Mrs F Ash
72-74 Allestree Lane
Allestree
Derby DE22 2HT
Telephone: 01332 558585

Branch Meetings: Allestree R.B.L. Club, To be arranged then bi-monthly, 2nd Monday of month, 7.30pm.
Link to RBL Clubs

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AMBERGATE & HEAGE BR 0005
Secretary: Mrs L Joyes
30 Brook Street
Nether Heage
Belper
Derbyshire DE56 2AP
Telephone: 01773 857320
Email: joyeslynn@gmail.com

Branch Meetings: Chapel School Room, Nether Heage, 3rd Monday of each month, 7.30pm

ASHBOURNE BR 0006
Secretary: Mr A G Millward
26 Northcliffe Road
Ashbourne
Derbyshire DE6 1FE
Telephone: 01335 346426
Email: Tonynorthcliffe@hotmail.co.uk

Branch Meetings: Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Market Place, Ashbourne, 1st Sunday of each month, 11.30am

ASTON & WESTON BR 0007
Secretary: Mr J B Ballington
16 Ash Close
Aston on Trent
Derbyshire DE72 2BY
Telephone: 01332 792745
Email: jimgillballo16@talktalk.net

Branch Meetings: White Hart Inn, Derby Road, Aston on Trent. 2nd Monday of each month, 7.30pm

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BAKEWELL & DISTRICT BR 0009
Secretary: Mr F E Woodings
41 Westbrooke Drive
Chesterfield
Derbyshire S40 3PQ
Telephone: 01246 568534

Branch Meetings: Army Cadet HQ, Castle Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1DU. To be arranged then bi-monthly, 7.00pm

BAMFORD BR 0010
Secretary: Mrs A Burton
10 Victoria Road
Bamford
Hope Valley
Derbyshire S33 0BS
Telephone: 01433 651258

Branch Meetings: Anglers Rest, Bamford, Monday as required, 8.00pm

BELPER BR 0012
Secretary: Mrs K Woodward
6 Hardwick Close
Ripley
Derbyshire DE5 3SR
Telephone: 01773 749380

Branch Meetings: Belper R.B.L. Club, 1st Monday of the month,7.30pm. Link to RBL Clubs

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BRAILSFORD & DISTRICT BR 0015
Secretary: Mr K Russell
66 Derby Road
Ashbourne
Derbyshire DE6 1BH
Telephone: 01335 342404
Email: kenneth8russell@btinternet.com

Branch Meetings: Venue as arranged, 2nd Tuesday of each month, 8.00pm

BRASSINGTON, BRADBOURNE & HOGNASTON BR 0016
Secretary: Miss J Rippon
3 Meadow Rise
Brassington
Derbyshire DE4 4HQ
Telephone: 01629 540512

Branch Meetings: RBL HQ, Meadow Rise, Brassington DE4 4HQ, 2nd Tuesday of every other month, 7.30pm

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BUXTON BR0018
Secretary: Mr M Gray MBE
Middle House
26 St Peters Road
Buxton
Derbyshire SK17 7DX
Telephone: 07789 911737
Email: RBLBUXTON@Hotmail.co.uk

Branch Meetings: Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Square, Buxton, 3rd Monday of each month, 1.30pm. Link to RBL Clubs

COUNTY CENTRAL BRANCH (HOLDING) BR 0075
Secretary: Mr C Burden
5 Robin Croft
Grangewood
Chesterfield
Derbyshire S40 2JB
Telephone: 01246 272388
Email: cliffordburden@gmail.com


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CHADDESDEN BR0019

Secretary: Mrs I A Williamson
103 Mayfield Road
Chaddesden
Derby
Derbyshire DE21 6FX
Telephone: 01332 601243
Email: morwillow@ntlworld.com

Branch meetings: Chaddesden Park Social Club, 391 Nottingham Road, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 6PD (01332 673035), 1st Sunday of each month, 11.00am.

CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH BR 0020
Secretary: Mr R Hartle
2 The Crescent
Chapel-en-le-Frith
High Peak
Derbyshire SK23 0JL
Telephone: 01298 813341

Branch Meetings: The Old Pack Horse, 2nd Thursday of every month, 8.00pm

CHELLASTON BR 0022
Secretary: Mr G B Weston
1 Sinfin Moor Lane
Chellaston
Derbyshire DE73 1SQ
Telephone: 01332 702068
Email: georgeweston321@btinternet.com

Branch Meetings: Chellaston R.B.L. Club, 2nd Tuesday of each month, 8.00pm.

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CHESTERFIELD BR 0023
Secretary: Chesterfield RBL Secretary
c/o Haig House
42 Glumangate
Chesterfield
Derbyshire S40 1TX
Telephone: 01246 232591
Email: Secretaryatchesrbl@hotmail.co.uk

Branch Meetings: Haig House, 42 Glumangate, Chesterfield, last Thursday each month except December, 7.30pm

CRESWELL BR 0024
Secretary: Mr S Jaffray
9 Tichfield Street
Cresswell
Worksop
Nottinghamshire S80 4AU
Telephone: 01909 724862

Branch Meetings: The Comrades Social Club, Dover Street, Creswell, Last Sunday of each month, 10.30am

CRICH & DISTRICT BR 0025
Secretary: Mr D Gillard
Hockerton Road Farm
Kirklington
Newark
Nottinghamshire, NG22 8PB
Telephone: 01636 814281
Email:
don.gillard@btinternet.com

Branch Meetings: The Black Swan, Brown Hill, Crich, 2nd Sunday of each month, 11.00am

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CROMFORD BR 0026
Secretary: Mrs M Parkin
22 Ridgewood Drive
Cromford
Matlock
Derbyshire DE4 3RJ
Telephone: 01629 824263

Branch Meetings: The Bell Inn, Cromford, 2nd Tuesday of January, April, July, September, October, November (AGM), 7.00pm.

DARLEY ABBEY BR0027
Secretary: Miss C Wheatcroft
28 Weirfield Road
Darley Abbey
Derbyshire DE22 1DH
Telephone: 01332 551344
Email: carol.wheatcroft@ntlworld.com

Branch Meetings: Darley Abbey Social Club. To be arranged each quarter, 7.30pm.

DRONFIELD BR 0076
Secretary: Mr W D Dace
21 Gosforth Green
Dronfield
Nr Sheffield
Derbyshire S18 1PS
Telephone: 01246 417415

Branch Meetings: The Pioneer Club (off Stonelow Road) Dronfield,
4th Tuesday of each month, 8.00pm

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GLOSSOP BR 0030
Secretary: Mr M Thompson
11 Howard Close
Glossop
Derbyshire SK13 7BN
Telephone: 01457 853653
Email: malcailsa@yahoo.co.uk

Branch Meetings: Army Cadet Centre, Fauvel Road Glossop,
3rd Wednesday of each month, 2.00pm

GRINDLEFORD BR0031
Secretary: Mrs S Ashforth
8 The Flats
Dore Lane
Hathersage
Hope Valley
Derbyshire S32 1DH
Telephone: 01433 659040

Branch Meetings: Sir William Hotel, Grindleford, 2nd Tuesday of the month, bi-monthly, 8.00pm

HADFIELD BR 0032
Secretary: Mr D Platts
13 Mouslow Close
Hadfield
Derbyshire SK13 2BQ
Telephone: 01457 865530

Branch Meetings: Hadfield Conservative Club, 2nd Wednesday of each month, 8.00pm

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HARTINGTON BR 0033
Secretary: Mr A A Blackhurst
Bella Vista
Sheen
BUXTON
Derbyshire
SK17 0EU
Telephone: 01298 84705

Branch Meetings: Cavendish R.B.L. Club, Bi-monthly, 8.15pm.
Link to RBL Clubs

HATHERSAGE BR 0034
Secretary: Mr M P Newton
Tom's Cottage (formerly Brook Cottage)
The Dale
Hathersage
Hope Valley
Derbyshire
S32 1AQ
Telephone: 01433 650197
Email: hathersage.branch@britishlegion-derbyshire.org.uk

Branch Meetings: The Scotsman’s Pack Inn, Hathersage, Last Wednesday of each month (except December), 8.00pm

HAYFIELD BR 0035
Secretary: Mr H Goodwin
116 High Hill Road
New Mills
High Peak
Derbyshire SK22 4HN
Telephone: 01663 745904

Branch Meetings: The Royal Hotel, Market Street, Hayfield, 1st Monday of each month, 3.00pm

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HEANOR BR 0036
Secretary: Mr R.J. Hill
27 Nottingham Road
Selston
Nottinghamshire NG16 6DH
Telephone: 01773 511111
Email: richard.hill978@ntlworld.com

Branch Meetings: Heanor Conservative Club, Church Street, Heanor, 2nd Monday of each month, 8.00pm

HOPE BR 0037
Secretary: Mr G Randles
Milnthorpe
Station Road
Hope Valley
Derbyshire S33 6RR
Telephone: 01433 620987

Branch Meetings: Methodist Hall, Edale Road, Hope, 1st Thursday of each month, 2.30pm

HORSLEY WOODHOUSE & SMALLEY BR 0038
Secretary: Mr D Barham
29a Main Street
Horsley Woodhouse
Ilkeston
Derbyshire DE7 6AU
Telephone: 01332 881379

Branch Meetings: Memorial Hall, Horsley Woodhouse, 1st Monday of each month, 7.30pm

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ILKESTON BR 0039
Secretary: Mr K Foster
37 St Norberts Drive
Kirk Hallam
Ilkeston
Derbyshire DE7 4EF
Telephone: 0115 875 8082

Branch Meetings: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Granby Street, Ilkeston, 2nd Thursday of each month, 7.30pm

KILLAMARSH BR 0040
Secretary: Mr G Atkin
26 Delves Road
Killamarsh
Derbyshire S21 1AW.
Telephone: 0114 251 0742

Branch Meetings: Nethergreen Club & Institute, Sheffield Road, Killamarsh, 2nd Thursday of each month, 7.45pm

LITTLEOVER BR 0041
Secretary: Mrs A Parkin
23 Rowley Lane
Littleover
Derby
Derbyshire DE23 1FT.
Telephone: 01332 766521
Email: anne@parkinonline.co.uk

Branch Meetings: Littleover Social Club, 61 Blagreaves Lane, 3rd Monday of each month, 7.45pm

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LONG EATON BR 0042
Secretary: Mr P Whant
56 Brookhill Street
Stapleford
Nottinghamshire NG9 7BS
Mobile: 07787 182476
Email: paulwhant@msn.com
Website: www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/long-eaton

Branch Meetings: Curzon Club, Bennett Street, Long Eaton, Second & Last Sunday in each month, 11.00am.

MATLOCK & DARLEY DALE BR 0044
Sub Branch of Cromford Branch

MELBOURNE BR 0045
Secretary: Mr D Worrall
Kasudaca House
80a Victoria Street
Melbourne
Derbyshire DE73 1FQ
Telephone: 01332 863547
Email: melbelec@tesco.net

Branch Meetings: Melbourne R.B.L. Club, Last Wednesday of each month, 8.00pm. Link to RBL Clubs

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MICKLEOVER BR 0046
Secretary: Mr J W Baguley
121 Western Road
Mickleover
Derby DE3 9GR
Telephone: 01332 515284
Email: baggo@freeuk.com

Branch Meetings: Ypres Lodge,Poppyfields Drive, Mickleover, 3rd Monday of each month, 7.30pm. Link to RBL Clubs

NORTH WINGFIELD & DISTRICT BR 0077
Secretary: Miss J M Cox
184 North Wingfield Road
Grassmoor
Chesterfield
Derbyshire S42 5ED
Telephone: 01246 850592
Email: jmc258@hotmail.co.uk

Branch Meetings: North Wingfield Miners Welfare, meeting dates TBA, 7.45pm

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OAKWOOD BR 0078

Secretary: Mrs P Ford
51 Haydn Road
Chaddesden
Derby
Derbyshire DE21 4HS
Telephone: 01332 679124
Email:
mailto:cford5@sky.com

Branch Meetings: The Jubilee Club, Chaddesden Lane, Chaddesden, 1st Wednesday of each month, 8.00pm.

PARWICH BR 0050
Secretary: Mrs T. Marshall
5 Chestnut Cottages
Parwich
Ashbourne
Derbyshire DE6 1QL
Telephone: 01335 390552

Branch Meetings: Parwich R.B.L. Club, 4th Thursday of each month, 8.00pm. Link to RBL Clubs

REPTON & DISTRICT BR 0053
Secretary: Mrs Y Milgate
18 Longlands
Repton
Derbyshire DE65 6GB
Telephone 01283 703810

Branch Meetings: Repton R.B.L. Club, 1st Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm. Link to RBL Clubs

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SHIREBROOK BR 0057
Secretary: Mr J M Mayes
4 Welfare Close
Shirebrook
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire NG20 8BZ
Telephone: 01623 743036

Branch Meetings: Shirebrook R.B.L. Club , 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7.00pm. Link to RBL Clubs

SPONDON BR 0061
Secretary: Mr H M Williams
108 Chapel Lane
Spondon
Derby
Derbyshire DE21 7JW.
Telephone: 01332 679090

Branch Meetings: Spondon Conservative Club, Oxford Street, 2nd Thursday of each month, 8.00pm

STANTON-BY-DALE BR 0062
Sub Branch of Ilkeston Branch

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STAVELEY & DISTRICT BR 0063
Secretary: Ms J. Dixon
24 St Chads Way
Whittington Moor
Chesterfield
Derbyshire S41 8RN
Telephone: 07832 199134
Email: staveleyrbl@hotmail.com

Branch Meetings: Legionaires Club, Pullman Close, Lowgates, Staveley, 1st Thursday of each month, 6.30pm

SWADLINCOTE & DISTRICT BR 0065
Secretary: Mr G Jackson
21 Harebell Close
Woodville
Swadlincote
Derbyshire DE11 7GZ
Telephone: 01283 212008
Email: glyn.jackson@tiscali.co.uk

Branch Meetings: Belmont Services Club, Belmont Street, Swadlincote DE11 8JU, 2nd Thursday of each month except November, 7.30pm

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WHITTINGTON BR 0070
Secretary: Revd J.V. Lewis
13 Gower Crescent
Loundsley Green
Chesterfield
Derbyshire 40 4LX
Telephone: 01246 229539

Branch Meetings: Bottom Club, New Whittington, 2nd Wednesday bi-monthly, 7.30pm

WHITWELL BR 0073
Secretary: Mrs C Clarke
84 King Street
Clowne
Chesterfield
Derbyshire S43 4BS
Telephone: 01246 811286
Email: cclarke001@btinternet.com

Branch Meetings: Whitwell Social Club (Jackups), Butt Hill, Whitwell, last Friday of each month, 7.15pm.

WIRKSWORTH BR 0071
Secretary: Mrs D A Elliker
11 King Edward Street
Wirksworth
Derbyshire DE4 4FE
Telephone: 01629 823380
Email: dilys.elliker@btopenworld.com

Branch Meetings: The Hope and Anchor, Market Place, Wirksworth, 4th Monday of each month from March to November, 7.30pm

YOULGREAVE BR 0072
Secretary: Mr N. Barnwell
Lavender Fae End
Chapel Cottages
Bankside
Youlgreave
Nr Bakewell
Derbyshire DE45 1WA
Telephone: 01629 636576

Branch Meetings: Knoll Club, Coldwell End, Youlgreave, 3rd Thursday of each month, 7.45pm

RBL RIDERS BRANCH
Derbyshire Representative: Mr D Fowler
Telephone: 07966 442387
Email: dean.fowler1@btinternet.com


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