Major John Geoffrey Appleyard, DSO, MC and Bar, RASC, CDO, SOE, SSRF and SAS. Bramley born Geoffrey is the subject of many books detailing his bravery from Dunkirk to West Africa and cross channel raids on Occupied France and the Channel Islands. Following service in the RASC, No. 7 Commando and No. 62 Commando (where…Details
We are pleased to post both the full film of the Service and also a Slideshow of photos set to music.
Many thanks to all who came to pay their respects.
The Black Lion, Broad Lane, Bramley are holding a fundraising weekend from 10th to 12th November raising funds for a number of forces charities and also for Bramley War Memorial. RThanks again to Marsha, customers and staff for rtheir continued support and fundraising.
October 3rd and 4th 2017 saw the official commemoration of Operation Basalt on the small island of Sark in the Channel Islands. This Commando raid was led by Bramley born, Major Geoffrey Appleyard, a wreath was laid by a group of us who went from Leeds to pay our respects to this brave man and…Details
Marsha Jones, licensee of The Black Lion, Broad Lane, Bramley is running the Leeds 10K on Sunday July 9th to raise funds for our forthcoming Peace Garden. Marsha, staff and customers have already held at least four fundraising events and bucket collections, the latest being £54.00 raised this month. Marsha has a “Just Giving” page and…Details
On 28th May, a Flag Event was held to remember Alfred Latto, who died on the same day in 1940. We flew the Light Dragoon Guards Regimental Flag in memory of this brave young man, this is the third year we have remembered Alfred. On June 6th, we remembered Sword Beach, D Day Veteran Peter…Details
We are sad to report that Ted Hanley, one of the founder members of Friends for a Bramley War Memorial died on Monday, 29th May, aged 71. Ted was a Councillor for Bramley until 2015 and will be sadly missed, his Company is named on the Sponsor’s Plaque in the Memorial surrounds. He worked hard…Details
We are pleased to report that following research from our historians and information from friends and family, four new names will be added in the next few weeks, taking the total number of fallen to 745. The new names are: 458453 Private Arthur Hedon Dawson Aged 36 Vimy Memorial Remembered in St.Peter’s Churchyard Last New…Details
We are sad to report that Marion North passed away on Wednesday 8th March, 2017.
Marion was an original member of the Committee of Friends of a War Memorial for Bramley and also Bramley History Society.
Marion is pictured here withh the original Archivist, the late Brian Crowther.
She will be missed.