Events in 2019

Representing the 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment (5th Division)

Events in 2019

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2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of The Treaty of Versailles and the centenary of Peace Day.
It is expected that there will be a heavy demand for Great War re-enactment groups, such as The Birmingham Pals, to appear at events commemorating The Great War of 1914-19. Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.


19 July 1919 was declared a Bank Holiday in Britain to mark "Peace Day". The committee responsible, chaired by Lord Curzon (Foreign Secretary), stated: "We, considering that, with a view to the more wide-spread and general celebration of the Conclusion of Peace, it is desirable that Saturday, the Nineteenth day of July instant, should be observed as a Bank Holiday and as a Public Holiday throughout the United Kingdom."

The Treaty of Versailles (French: Traité de Versailles) was the most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end. The Treaty ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. It became effective on 10 January 1920.

The U.S.—German Peace Treaty is a peace treaty between the U.S. and German governments, signed in Berlin on August 25, 1921. The main reason for the conclusion of that treaty was the fact that the U.S. Senate did not ratify the multilateral peace treaty signed in Versailles, thus leading to a separate peace treaty. Ratifications were exchanged in Berlin on November 11, 1921, and the treaty became effective on the same day. The treaty was registered in League of Nations Treaty Series on August 12, 1922.



Thursday 14 March 2019

"The Birmingham Pals Meeting"
Confirmed

19:30 - 21:00. All Welcome

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum

DMS Whittington

Lichfield

WS14 9PY


Thursday 9 May 2019

"The Birmingham Pals Meeting"
Confirmed

19:30 - 21:00. All Welcome

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum

DMS Whittington

Lichfield

WS14 9PY


Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 June 2019

"Swords to Ploughshares"
Provisional Booking

Apedale Railway

This event commemorates the official end of The Great War.

The aim is to show the transition from 1918-19 War to Peace. Much of the surviving WW1 railway equipment at Apedale ows its continued existance to the post-war industrial use.


Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July 2019

"The Yorkshire Wartime Experience"
Provisional Booking

Hunsworth, Near Bradford

This is the 8th year of a well-established event, billed as "The North's Premier Military Vehicle & Re-enactment Event". The Show features Military Vehicles, Tanks in Action, Living History Displays and Battle Re-enactments.


Thursday 11 July 2019

"The Birmingham Pals Meeting"
Confirmed

19:30 - 21:00. All Welcome

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum

DMS Whittington

Lichfield

WS14 9PY


Saturday 20 July 2019

"Tipton Library / Tipton Community Association / Tipton RBL"
Confirmed

Tipton Library / Community Area

This event commemorates the end of The Great War and the peace celebrations which culminated in the official "Peace Day Bank Holiday" of 19 July 1919.

This event is centred on Tipton Library and the paved area outside the library. It is supported by Tipton Library, the Community Association and the Tipton Branch of The Royal British Legion.
The event does not make a charge to attend, and there will be a display and talk inside the library by "Rich in History".
More details will be available from the library and this website closer to the event.


Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 August 2019

"M5 Living History Show - History Comes Alive"
Provisional Booking

Spetchley Park

At M5 Living History Show you will find acres of encampments bursting with history. With re-enactors covering Ancient Greeks, Romans, Medieval, Vikings, Napoleonic, American Civil War, WW1 and 2 and many more; and battles and displays throughout the day, there’s never a dull moment. The large traders’ area can supply you with anything from a new string for you longbow to a tasty burger. There is a large beer tent and food traders catering for all tastes. As the summer holidays draw to a close, there couldn’t be a better family day out than a visit to M5 Spetchley Living History Show.


Thursday 12 September 2019

"The Birmingham Pals Meeting"
Confirmed

19:30 - 21:00. All Welcome

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum

DMS Whittington

Lichfield

WS14 9PY

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Saturday 9 November 2019

"Night in the Trenches 2019"
Confirmed Booking

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum

DMS Whittington

Lichfield

WS14 9PY


Sunday 10 November 2019

"Remembrance Day Parade"
Confirmed Booking

The Cenotaph

Victoria Park

Tipton

We will join the Royal British Legion Tipton Branch and Tipton Community Association to remember the casualties of war.


Thursday 14 November 2019

"The Birmingham Pals Meeting"
Confirmed

19:30 - 21:00. All Welcome

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum

DMS Whittington

Lichfield

WS14 9PY


Thursday 12 December 2019

"The Birmingham Pals Christmas Meeting"
Confirmed Booking

19:30 - 21:00. All Welcome

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum

DMS Whittington

Lichfield

WS14 9PY

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Saturday 14 December 2019

"SRM Christmas Event"
Confirmed Booking

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum

DMS Whittington

Lichfield

WS14 9PY


Thursday 9 January 2020

"The Birmingham Pals AGM"
Confirmed

19:30 - 21:00. All Welcome

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum

DMS Whittington

Lichfield

WS14 9PY

At this important meeting we will receive reports from the Officers of the Association relating to the past year, elect new Officers of the Association, set dates for meetings in 2020, vote on any changes to The Constitution, and set the Membership Fees for the coming year. Membership fees for 2020 become due at the close of the meeting.