Welcome to the official Blackpool Royal British Legion Website.

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. 
Club Entertainment

The Club has embarked on an ambitious programme of entertainment. Every week from Wednesday to Sunday a rota of very varied artists will be performing, ranging from jazz and swing nights to great singers and instrumentalists. All of them very talented. Head for the Legion - there is bound to be something here for you to enjoy

CIU ACCOLADE

The CIU Club Journal of June 2019 contained an extensive description of the Club and our activities, and concluded by awarding the Blackpool RBL Club the prestigious title of Club of the Month for June.

The Club has featured many time in print over the years (see What the Press think of our Club) 


 Contacts

  • For General Enquiries or Room Hire contact Carlie O'Carroll, the Club Secretary on 01253 290322 or email info@blackpoolrbl.co.uk 
  • For Branch Enquires contact Jack Swann, Branch President. email info@blackpoolrbl.co.uk 
  • For wreaths or poppies contact the Blackpool Poppy Appeal Organiser Jim Allan on 01253 963001 Mob. 07927328410
 
*** Notes for your Diary ***
Dedication of New Standard 
On Sunday 13th January the new Branch Standard was dedicated at a ceremony at St John's Church. The Rev. Steve Haskett presided and the service was attended by Standard Bearers from various parts of the County.

 

THE GP 90 WREATH
This wreath was carried to France and Belgium by the Blackpool Standard Bearers in August.

 Legion Stalwart becomes Mayor of Blackpool 

Ian Coleman, Mayor of Blackpool 2017

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

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Club Membership

Please note that prospective Club Members do not now need to be ex-service, as there is only one class of Membership.

 
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Wednesday Afternoon Club
Brighten up your Wednesdays!  
Every Wednesday afternoon from 1 - 4 pm is 'Wacky Wednesday' 
60's - 70's music, dancing, bingo, raffle and free food.
 
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Defibrillator
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.
 
 
 
Blackpool RBL Club

The Legion Club moved to the present location in King Street in 1982, and has firmly established itself amongst Blackpool's vibrant Club scene

 

 

 

Concert room
 
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

 

 

 

Blackpool Legion

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 info@blackpoolrbl.co.uk  

We are CIU affiliated - click here to visit their site http://www.wmciu.org.uk  

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