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The Birmingham Pals
Living History

The Birmingham Pals are a group of dedicated military and social history enthusiasts whose aim it is to educate the public about different aspects of the Great War.

Now taking bookings for events in 2016, 2017 and beyond.


  • The Birmingham Pals Living History Association The Birmingham Pals Living History Association
  • "War Boys" - November 2015 "War Boys" - November 2015 A short film produced by students at The University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. The film tells the story of two friends, as children before The Great War, and as soldiers on the front line.
  • Night in the Trenches 2015 Night in the Trenches 2015 The annual "Night in the Trenches" experience at The Staffordshire Regiment Museum to mark Remembrance Day.
  • Oldenburg Student Visit Oldenburg Student Visit Students from The Academy of English (Oldenburg, Germany) and High Arcal School (Dudley) visited The Staffordshire Regiment Museum in October as a part of the Centenary commemoration and reconcilliation.
  • M5 Multi-period at Spetchley (2015) M5 Multi-period at Spetchley (2015) A weekend portraying World War 1 soldiers and civilians at Spetchley Park near Worcester.
  • St John's House Museum, Warwick St John's House Museum, Warwick A day spent at St John's House Museum - home of The Royal Warwickshire Regiment of Fusiliers Museum - The Birmingham Pals were the 14th, 15th and 16th (Service) Battalions of The Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
  • Whittington Castle - July 2015 Whittington Castle - July 2015 The Pals spent a very enjoyable weekend at Whittington Castle near Oswestry taking part in a multi-period event.
  • Dudley Armed Forces Day 2015 Dudley Armed Forces Day 2015 The Birmingham Pals were at Himley House and Park to mark the 2015 Armed Forces Day event in Dudley.
  • Military Chaplains - Filming (2015) Military Chaplains - Filming (2015) The Pals took part in the filming of a documentary about Military Chaplains during The Great War.
  • "Locos From Leeds" 2015 "Locos From Leeds" 2015 A weekend at Apedale Country Park helping The Moseley Railway Trust with their "Locos From Leeds" event.
  • Stoke ABF Tattoo - May 2015 Stoke ABF Tattoo - May 2015 An evening taking part in the Stoke Tattoo in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund.
  • Remembering Gallipoli at Claymills Remembering Gallipoli at Claymills A day at The Claymills Victorian Pumping Station in commemoration of those from the town who fought at Gallipoli in 1915.
  • "The Accrington Pals" "The Accrington Pals" Supporting the Lichfield Garrick Theatre with a "meet and greet" during the performances of "The Accrington Pals" - March 2015.
  • Training Day - 2015 Training Day - 2015 A day spent practicing drill and tactics in preparation for the 2015 season.
  • Filming "Dim Byd" (S4C) Filming "Dim Byd" (S4C) January 2015 - Filming scenes for the S4C television series "Dim Byd".
  • Four Winters at War - June 2015 Four Winters at War - June 2015 A musical performed on Cannock Chase in June 2015. The Pals staged the battle scenes and pyros as well as taking minor performance roles. The musical was set in the WW1 Training camps on Cannock Chase.



Our Next Meeting:

Thursday 8 December 2016
19:30 - 21:0
The Butler Room
Staffordshire Regiment Museum
DMS Whittington
WS14 9PY

Our Next Events:

Thursday 10 November
BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire
Live Broadcast from Coventry Memorial Park

Saturday 12 November
"Night in the Trenches 2016"
The Staffordshire Regiment Museum


For more information see our Bookings Page or our Meetings Page

In June 2015 we worked with The Tower Players to stage the musical "Four Winters at War" in the open air amphitheatre on Cannock Chase.

This group are continuing with the Great War theme and are staging their latest production "The Tunnellers" at the Prince of Wales Theatre in Cannock, 30 November - 2 December 2016.

For more details follow this link

The Long Way Home

We are participating in an exciting feature length film, due to be released in 2018, telling the moving story of a Shropshire Battalion in the last few days of The Great War.

Click here to find more information about the film and to view an extended trailer for the production.





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