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The Royal British Legion Cup, a silver plate cup with two handles and a black wooden plinth, stands 438mm high and weighs 2.5kg.  It is inscribed: “Presented to Brig-General O C Herbert, CMG., MC. by the Members of the British Legion Hartley Wintney Branch January 22/25”

A bound list of the names of the 200 plus persons who contributed to the gift also records: “From the Members of the British Legion, to Brig-General O C Herbert CMG, MC. in recognitionof his untiring energy and interest in the Hartley Wintney Branch of the British Legion since its formation”

The Cup, plinth and a list of donors were handed to Colonel Davies, Branch Chairman, in January 2000 by Mrs. Margaret Lewington, a branch member. Mrs. Lewington said that the Cup was handed back to the Branch by the family of Brig-General Herbert following his death.  Admiral Weston, Branch Chairman at the time, fearful as to the future of the Branch, asked Bill Lewington, the Branch Standard Bearer and a Committee Member, to look after it. Mr. Lewington believed that the Cup should be on display and asked Hartley Wintney Football Club to keep it in its trophy cabinet.

When the Football Club Pavilion was burnt down around 1983, the Cup was rescued by Mr. Tom Walton,a retired local dentist, who stored it in his attic.  Some years after Mr. Walton’s death, Mrs. Lewington recovered the Cup and returned it to the Branch in January 2000.

In 2001 the Hartley Wintney Branch, Royal British Legion, passed the Cup - now known as the Royal British Legion Cup – to Hartley Wintney Parish Council “for annual presentation to a local organisation or individual selected by  Hartley Wintney Parish Council for their contribution to the life of the village”.

The recipients of the Royal British Legion Cup are as follows:

2017 - Forget Me Not Cafe

2016 - Hartley Wintney Fire Station Co-Responder team

2015 – Bumps and Babies Group

2014 – Village History WWI Group

2013 – Hartley Wintney Christmas Day Lunch

2012 – Village History Exhibition Group

2011 – 4th Bramshill Scout Group

2010 – Hartley Wintney District Guides

2009 – Hartley Wintney Preservation Society

2008 – Patrick Vaughan – Parish Clerk

2007 – The “Contact” magazine Team

2006 – Hartley Wintney Voluntary Care Group

2005 – Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service Hartley Wintney

2004 – The Womens Institute

2003 – Rosie Minibus

2002 – Rotary Club of Hart



Since 2001 in addition to the Royal British legion Cup, the Parish Council has made Community Service Awards at its annual Reception. Recent recipients of these awards are as follows :


Lesley Parish – for her active participation in village life including as a founding member of Hartley Arts Group, Young Stars and as costumer maker.

Marjorie Perratt – for her role as the Victoria Hall Charity's Secretary, extensive fund raising, the Literary Lunches and for over 15 years dedication to the Charity.

Clare Blake – for many years' involvement with Contact (9 years as editor), dedication to Girlguiding in the area and assistance with music at Greenfields Junior School.


Penny Peregrine – for committment to supporting those who are living alone or in need of extra assistance and work with the British Legion committee

Jean Price – for the major contribution to many different areas of community life, including the WI, Trefoil, Over 55s forum, Rosefield Court and U3A

Ian & Jane Robertson – for helping to keep our village free of litter


Beverley Gall – for extensive research into the parish war memorials

Roy Sutton – for more than 30 years as Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator

Marie Walton – for many years supporting the community and specifically Meals on Wheels, Rosie Minibus and as a committee member of Hartley Wintney Voluntary Care Group

Simon Wood – for 10 years as Chair of Hartley Wintney Junior Football Club

Denise James-Crook – for long service as Secretary of the Hartley Wintney Junior Football Club


Penny & Andrew Ewbank - Nominated for the wide range of work they do within the village but in particular the Christmas Day lunch for the elderly who would otherwise be on their own, supporting the local schools, youth football, the St John’s Church community and above all making time to benefit others.

Wanda TuckerWanda is an active member of the community in so many ways including as a District Councillor, the Hartley Wintney Youth club, the Victoria Hall, Hartley Arts Group and Twinning. Wanda is also a founder member of the Hartley Wintney Preservation Society and has used her wide range of creative talents to support the community, notably the hand-drawn historic village map.

Feargal O’Ceallaigh - Nominated for bringing local Dad’s together, including organising the annual Dads’ and Kids camping trip. Feargal is dedicated to supporting young people and his contribution helps to make the village a wonderful place to live.

Daphne WealDaphne works in many areas of the community, pastoral, organisation of coffee mornings, soup lunches, Sunday lunches and as part of the Over 55s Forum committee, assisting with all their events and organising charity fundraising events.

Bob Jeavons FellowsBob has just retired after 20 years as President of the Hartley Wintney Cricket Club. In his time at the club, Bob has been instrumental in organising Benefit Matches, which have now evolved into a full weekend of events. Under Bob’s Presidency, the club has grown not only in the number of senior sides but also youth and women’s cricket. The club has won both the Guy Jewell Cup and Aylward Cup several times and been runners up on many occasions during Bob’s tenure. Socially the club has become a major village venue all year round and not just in the cricket season.

Bob still umpires and occasionally still ‘plays’ – or what can be euphemistically called playing at his age! Overall, Bob’s enthusiasm and commitment, whether it’s preparing the ground or painting the clubhouse, has helped develop the youth of the village.


Chris Francis – for recognition of his efforts in the creation of the Jubilee Hall

Richard Jones – in recognition of tireless work on behalf of the boys and girls that have gone through Scouts in recent years, giving them some fabulous experiences within the community and also away on Scout Camps. Also in recognition of his generous giving of time and sponsorship of both Oakwood and Greenfields.

Chris Cornwell - As a former Councillor many will know Chris and the enormous amount  of work he has undertaken being a champion for older people in the Parish through the Over 55s Forum and the Care Group.

Ian Stephenson - In recognition of his commitment in all weathers keeping Causeway Pond in good repair and looking after the birds (despite cantankerous Colin the Goose!)


Tony Davies - In recognition of his long service as a Victoria Hall Trustee and fundraiser, in particular with his involvement in their film nights. Also as a long standing member and former chairman of Hartley Arts Group, past chairman of the Twinning Association and poppy money counter for the Royal British Legion.

Ron Rooney – in recognition of his long standing service as volunteer caretaker of the WI hut, Ron has also latterly become a familiar figure to many as their I.T saviour, volunteering his time to   help residents with computer issues and assisting older residents with the digital switchover.

Gail Bethell – in recognition of her work with village youth, the Annual Hartley Wintney Fun Run, Beavers and cycling proficiency for Greenfields.

Graham Gillies - In recognition of his work with the Rosefield Day Care Centre and his efforts compiling and publishing the first editions of the Hartley Wintney Wellbeing brochure.


Major Rupert Catt – in recognition of his service to the village as Chairman of the Hartley Wintney branch of the Royal British Legion and volunteer driver of the Rosie-Minibus.

Rev Shirley Morris – in recognition of her dedicated pastoral work and assistance to the needy and vulnerable in the Parish and the founding of Naomi’s Watch for Hartley Wintney.

Ron Scudder – in recognition of dedicated service as the village milkman for over 15 years and in particular his assistance to residents during the bad weather over the last two winters.

Ken Sheppard – in recognition of long service to Hartley Wintney Cricket Club, Hartley Wintney Football Club, Hartley Wintney Golf Club and the Village Ball.

Janet Kelly – in recognition of over 20 years service to Oakwood School.

Claire Crickmore – in recognition of her role running the Hartley Wintney Under 5s.



Philip Hatt - In recognition of his work promoting St Mary’s Church, his voluntary work for the Parish Council at the burial ground and his continuing work on the history of Hartley Wintney, as featured in Contact.

Colin Horwood - In recognition of his long, dedicated service to Hartley Wintney Fire Station.

Jean Amos - In recognition of her work promoting St Mary’s Church and her inspiration and organisation of the inaugural Advent Service. Also her work with the Parish Plan, the Victoria Hall Charity, the Twinning Association and U3A


Jenny Seddon - In recognition of her contribution to village life, through her work with Oakwood School, the Baptist Church and family involvement in the Scout movement

Chris Stanley - In recognition of his contribution to the village,  with many years of commitment to Hartley Wintney Football and Cricket Clubs and a founder  member of U3A.

John Collman - In recognition of his major input into the Hartley Wintney Parish Plan, the Dilly Lane Action Group and continuing advice on local environmental issues. 

Ron Osborne - In recognition of his contribution over many years to Rosefield Day Centre and minibus, the action committee and a founder member of the Twinning Association


Julie Roberts - In recognition of her contribution to village life through her work with Oakwood and Greenfields Schools

Ray Shipman - In recognition of his contribution to Hartley Wintney Football Club and commitment to the development of youth football in the village

Roy Sutton - In recognition of his dedicated leadership of Neighbourhood Watch in Hartley Wintney

Pat Vaughan - For dedication and long service as Parish Clerk.


Christine Toms - In recognition of the work, and her leadership of, Hartley Wintney Action Group; and

Jill Lincoln - In recognition of her contribution to the work of Hartley Wintney Voluntary Care Group.

In addition to the above the Parish Council has created an award in memory of the late Clerk Patrick Vaughan. The Vaughan Memorial Award is given to a person who works closely with the Parish Council either in a paid or voluntary capacity who it is felt makes a marked contribution to village life.

Recent recipients of these awards are as follows :

2017 - John Sage

2016 - award not made

2015 - Dorothy Harvey

2014 - Jean Amos

2013 - Chris Cornwell

2012 – Jan Philips

2011 – Peter Fountain

2010 – John Cox

2009 – Mark Hazell 

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