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New building for Launceston's Royal British Legion branch

The Edymead Trust recently purchased the third iteration of Edymead House on behalf of the Launceston branch of the Royal British Legion, the veterans and their families.

It was opened on Saturday, 24th June by President John Knights and Mayor Cllr Helen Bailey. The Royal British Legion is the largest veteran’s charity in the UK, providing veterans with financial support and comradeship, as well as helping to run Remembrance events.

Paul Oliver, the Chairman of the Launceston Branch of Royal British Legion, explained that the Launceston Remembrance events have a larger attendance than those of much bigger areas in England where he has lived in the past. He said that this has a ‘really positive effect on veterans’ as being away on operations can feel isolating, and coming home to such a wonderful sense of appreciation makes veterans feel valued and wanted.

He added: “As an outsider and a veteran, I can’t thank the town of Launceston enough for their continued generous support. I love the fact that every year on Remembrance Sunday, we have a problem that too many people come to commemorate and reflect.”

At the opening of the new Edymead House, there was a bake sale, teas, coffees and a raffle. They raised a wonderful £347.50 for branch funds. The hall is now open for community use.

For further details on how to book contact the trust via the Facebook page ‘Edymead Hall’ or email If you want to donate to the Royal British Legion, go


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