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.
The War and Remembered Graves team are now entering their third year of work in Bramley Baptist Churchyard, looking after over 80 graves. The work is both illustrated and documented in the “War and Remembered Graves Cleanup and History” page of this Website which is regularly updated. We are pleased to report that Ian Johnstone…Details
On Tuesday 6th June 2017 we will be flying our Union Flag to commemorate Peter Paylor, who passed away towards the end of last year. Peter was a D Day veteran who attended the Unveiling of Bramley War Memorial in 2014 at the age of 91 and laid a wreath in remembrance of those lost…Details
Our good friend, Marsha Jones, licensee of The Black Lion on Broad Lane and known on social media as “The Bramley Lioness” is taking part in the Leeds 10K run in July 2017 to raise funds for our Memorial. Sponsorship forms are available if you pop in to The Black Lion and we thank Marsha…Details
On Monday, 12th December a group from Friends of Bramley War Memorial and the Bramley War and Remembered Graves team visited two Leeds Synagogues – Firstly, Beth Hamidrash Hagadol at Street Lane, where we visited the AJEX Memorials to their fallen of both World Wars and the Holocaust and the Roll of Honour of the…Details
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
November 11th 2016 saw the Unveiling of two new plaques which carry 236 additional names, making 741 in total on the Memorial. The plaques are fixed on the curved wall at the rear of the Memorial. At the same Service our leather bound Book of Remembrance was blessed and is now accessible at Bramley Library,…Details