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ABOUT

Step inside the charming Grade 1 listed building that houses The Royal British Legion Club Blandford. This historic building has seen it all since 1751 and has been a welcoming hub for armed forces members, Veterans, and the wider community since 1946.

MISSION AND FUTURE.

The Royal British Legion Club Blandford is housed in what was formally Coupar House, an elegant historic residence at the corner of Church Lane and The Plocks, dating back to around 1750. This exquisite property boasts a captivating blend of architectural styles, with a rich history that dates back to its origins as an open garden with a small structure in 1731. The building has played host to a variety of families and businesses over the years, as well as a Dr's Surgery. 

As the Club continues to embrace its rich history, we also embrace the changing world in order to best serve our local community and members. From live music to children's parties, we provide a range of entertainment for the residents of Blandford and the surrounding area at affordable prices.

MILITARY IN BLANDFORD.

Nestled in the heart of Dorset, Blandford Forum is not only a picturesque market town but also a place steeped in rich military history. 

Blandford Forum's military story is predominantly shaped by its ties to the Royal Corps of Signals. The Royal Signals Museum, a local landmark, chronicles the evolution of military communications and celebrates the Corps' pivotal role. The town's history is further marked by its use as a strategic training and staging ground during both World Wars, a testament to its enduring military significance. In the post-war era, Blandford Forum remained a hub of military activity, with the continued expansion of the Royal Signals. This has made the town an epicentre for military communications expertise and training in modern times.


The Royal British Legion in Blandford actively embraces the town's military history by supporting not only Veterans but also the serving members of the nearby camp and their families. The Club offers a welcoming space for camaraderie, support, and remembrance, fostering a strong sense of community among those who have served and those who continue to serve.

In Blandford, the Royal British Legion Club isn't just a building; it's a symbol of enduring respect and gratitude towards the military community, bridging past and present in a town proud of its remarkable military heritage.

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