The Durham Pals 1914 -1919

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The Durham Pals 1914 -1919

Postby cheshiretommy » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:42 am

The Durham Pals http://durhampals.weebly.com/index.html are a living history group based Co Durham but with a strong membership drawn all over the north of England ( indeed throughout the UK)

We pride ourselves in being a Kitchener unit - civilians in uniform - and recreating the men of 18th (1st County) battalion The Durham Light Infantry.
Our approach is new to the norm expected of Khaki e-enactment. Not only do we recreate army life of the Great war tommy in both home and active service settings, we also focus on through interpretation, the life's of these normal men - businessman, shop keepers, teachers, miners or labourers, their families and the effects of the Great War had on them.

The standards are high in the Pals, but achievable. We don't cut corners in Uniform, kit, equipment, drill & field skills. Being physically fit and able to do real field work is also realistically an advantage when joining us! All items of Uniform/equipment are either kept in unit stores or can be bought off the peg, so no long waits for your kit!

We have strong membership in the following areas:-

Durham,
Sunderland, Newcastle
Middlesbrough, Gateshead, Newcastle, York, Halifax, and
Chester.

The 100th anniversary of the Great War is looming for 2014, so there has never been a time more right to join if you want to be part of some very memorable events and locations over the next 5 years.

Lastly we are, as the title says "Pals" and we never forget this, so our ethos and sense of humour reflects that of our Great war forbearers!
Like minded individuals are now invited to join the ranks of this new and very different "tommy" unit. So if we want to know more about us or chat through any questions about joining, please drop us a note at durhampals@gmail.com or check out the web link above or please PM.

So what did you do in the great war 100th anniversary...?

Regards

Gary

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Re: The Durham Pals 1914 -1919

Postby spydde » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:08 am

Hi glad for the heads up that you exist, we are an independant yeomanry cavalry unit based in Lancashire, working mainly in the Manchester, Wigan, Lancaster triangle, but have contacts with the Gordons and so do spread our wings a wee bit.

currently planning our year, and doing ok so far.

Say hi on Lancashire_hussars@hotmail.co.uk


made a note in my diary on the way here it simply said 'b**ger'

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Re: The Durham Pals 1914 -1919

Postby cheshiretommy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:25 pm

http://durhampals.org.uk/ Please note our new web site. Do take a look!

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Gary

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Re: The Durham Pals 1914 -1919

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