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    Weʼve raised £720 to attend The Royal British Legion Great Pilgrimage 90 at the Menin Gate, Ypres in 2018. Extra donations to the Poppy Appeal.

    Cowden, Hartfield and District (Kent and Sussex)
    Funded on Sunday, 31st December 2017

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    In August 2018, The Royal British Legion will be holding a modern recreation of the 1928 Pilgrimage by assembling over 2000 Standards in a ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres.

    Each Royal British Legion Branch is being asked to send a Standard Bearer and Wreath Bearer to represent the contribution of those from their community that gave so much in war, and in the years that followed.

    Being the Standard Bearer for my local branch (Cowden, Hartfield and District) I have been asked to attend, however I have to fund my own attendance for the Pilgrimage as will the Wreath Bearer.

    We will attend various sites in the Ypres salient during the four day pilgrimage ending with a parade at the Menin Gate which will be attended by Heads of State. It will be the largest parade by the Royal British Legion in 90 years.

    During August, I will be walking the whole length of Hadrian’s Wall in order to raise the funds needed to attend Great Pilgrimage 90.

    My solo walk will tackle the varied terrain of Hadrian’s Wall from Solway on Firth to Wallsend, a distance of 84 miles. To make it a round 90 miles, I have decided to continue to South Shields, also making this a coast to coast walk.
    The 90 miles of this route will also represent one mile for each casualty from members of my local community who have died in the two world wars and other conflicts.

    I would be very grateful for any donations that would enable us to attend Great Pilgrimage 90, on the condition that I complete the route from Solway on Firth to South Shields in the footsteps of the Roman Legions.

    £500 will cover the cost of each representative from our community to attend Great Pilgrimage 90. Any subsequent donations will go to the Poppy Appeal of which I am an Honorary Poppy Appeal Organiser so please do not feel you do not have to donate if we reach the target. Let us also help those who need our help now.

    Thank you



    • James Castle8 months ago
      James Castle

      James Castle

      8 months ago

      The Poppy Cross worked very well during the period of reflection during the Remembrance service. Each of the poppies has the name of a local casualty on it.

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    • James Castle8 months ago
      James Castle

      James Castle

      8 months ago

      Jemima made this very tasty Poppy Cake to commemorate Remembrance.

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    • James Castle8 months ago
      James Castle

      James Castle

      8 months ago

      Toby fancies taking on the role of Royal British Legion Standard Bearer.

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    Page last updated on: 11/18/2017 9:29 AM



    • Mike Brunsdon

      Mike Brunsdon

      Sep 20, 2017


    • Alison


      Sep 10, 2017

      Congratulations on completing your walk and good luck with this worthy venture.


    • Chris Gardner

      Chris Gardner

      Sep 7, 2017

      Go James, well done and enjoy your trip


    • Robin Holford

      Robin Holford

      Sep 3, 2017

      What have the Romans ever done for us?Saw Hadrian's wall in July....seems like he didn't finish it so not an easy walk! Well done.


    • Gerry Wood

      Gerry Wood

      Sep 1, 2017

      Hope you make your target for such a good cause.


    • Jo Guy

      Jo Guy

      Aug 29, 2017


    • Richard WILLIAMS

      Richard WILLIAMS

      Aug 29, 2017

      Great cause and a great effort!


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    James Castle

    James Castle

    Cowden, Hartfield and District (Kent and Sussex)

    A teacher, history nut, Royal British Legion Standard Bearer and Poppy Appeal Organiser who wants to combine all the above with the need to go on a very long walk. Please help me to raise enough for two people to represent our community at the Great Pilgrimage 90.

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