Blackpool Royal British Legion Club is nestled between the restaurants of King Street right in the heart of Blackpool
This hidden gem of a social club is Blackpool RBL
Handily placed close to the Winter Gardens, near to Blackpool North Train Station and surrounded by car parks, this friendly little club should be on every visitors list.
Everyone is welcome, RBL, CIU and weekly membership is available, and there is no admittance charge to the concert room.
In the season there is music lunchtimes and evenings Friday to Sunday
inclusive with Terry Webster, and of course Wednesday afternoons with
*** Notes for your Diary ***
Legion Stalwart to become next Mayor of
At a ceremony to be held at the Town Hall
in May Councillor Ian Coleman will be
installed as the Mayor of Blackpool.
Ian is well known to all Members of the
Blackpool RBL, having served as President of the Club and Branch over the
years. One of his major successes has
been organizing and producing the famous 'Poppython' shows for over 21
years. The annual shows, which raised substantial amounts for
the Poppy Appeal, also entertained Members and guests and raised the King Street Clubs profile to new
heights. Ian will be the second former
Club President to be Mayor of Blackpool, following in the footsteps of John
Lander in 1986
Club Membership is now open and all prospective new members should attend one of the monthly Selection meetings commencing at 7.30 pm on the last Thursday of every month. Remember that under new Club Rules Members do not need to be ex-service.
Wednesday Afternoon Club
Brighten up your Wednesdays!
Every Wednesday afternoon from 1 - 4 pm is 'Wacky Wednesday' with zany organist Ray Willetts.
60's - 70's music, dancing, bingo, raffle and free food.
A Defibrillator Unit has now been installed adjacent to the front door or our King Street premises.
The Unit was supplied courtesy of Blackpool Palatine Rotary Club. We feel that this could be of great benefit to the Members and the local community, to whom it will also be accessible. Several of our Members and Staff have attended a Red Cross training session on life saving techniques.
The Legion Club moved to the present location in King Street in 1982, and has firmly established itself amongst Blackpool's vibrant Club scene
The club has had a makeover, which our regular guests will spot, which makes the surroundings even more comfortable to relax and enjoy the entertainment.
The friendly bar has a wide selection of drinks
The first floor lounge is available for re-unions and functions
is popular with Coach Parties as well as individuals.
What the Press think of our Club......
"..there are acts on every day in the summer and between and Thursdays and Sundays in winter. It means that older folk have somewhere to go for entertainment and company where they know they will get a friendly welcome and can relax in safe surroundings. So while there is no doubt the Club deserves its accolades for its amazing fund raising efforts, it's daily contribution to the lives of many people should not be overlooked. The Club's role as a place where friendships are forged and renewed, and a place where those in need of welfare assistance can go to seek help is vital to the towns social fabric."
Leader Column, The Blackpool Evening Gazette, July 7th, 2009
Organisers planning a visit are asked to contact the Club Secretary
on 01253 290322 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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