Welcome to the Armistice News Page.  We’ll try and keep you up to date as things happen, though we are living in strange and unprecedented times and we don’t know from one day to the next what the rules are going to be.  However, we are forward planning on the assumption that the Centenary Parade will go ahead and we’ll post relevant news on this page.  The News Editor is Pastor Paul Whitehouse  

SHOUT OUT TO WESTON TRANSPORT of BEDWORTH

Thanks guys

The two new badges for the 2021 Centenary Armistice Parade will be available to purchase from Harry’s Bakery, Coventry Building Society, Carters Estate Agents, Nationwide Building Society and Russell Cope Estates in Bedworth.  They are £3.50 each or 2 for £6.00.  Definitely a collectors item as there are only 1000 of each.  Every penny raised will go towards the Bedworth Armistice Parade.

The Bedworth Armistice Wall, November 2018.  Copyright bedworth.nub.news

The Bedworth Armistice Gates.  Copyright bedworth.nub.news

Poppy drop November 2019.  Copyright Coventry Evening Telegraph

Artists impression of the proposed Peace Podium saluting dais  Designed by Armistice Parade Vice Chairman Phil Godden.

The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Mr Timothy Cox, inspects the site of the Peace Podium as construction commences.

More photos showing the ongoing construction of the Peace Podium.  It is on schedule to be finished for the official opening on the 21st September, the International Day of Peace.

The latest photos show the Podium well on its way to completion.

The gates are in place

The gates are the original gates from the Miners’ Welfare Park.
The land for the park was originally purchased by the Bedworth Miners’ Welfare Committee in 1921 to provide recreation and green space for miners and their families and opened in 1923. The gates were locked each night.  The gates were replaced in 2018 by the Armistice Poppy Gates  and the originals kept in storage until they could be re-sited.  The Peace Podium provides the perfect place for gates that stand testimony to Bedworth’s proud heritage.

 

BIG THANK YOU TO WESTON TRANSPORT of BEDWORTH

The Armistice Committee would like to say how grateful they are for the enormous and generous help provided by Weston Transport of Bedworth.  They have collected and delivered all the materials needed for the Peace Pavillion free of charge, often at short notice.  It has made an unbelieveable difference to the success of this project.  We shall always be grateful to Kenny, Claire, Michelle and all the drivers at the Bedworth Depot.

If you ever have need for a Heavy Duty Transportation Company, these guys should be your first call.  02476 362 720

WE NEED YOUR  HELP.  The Armistice Committee have undertaken their biggest challenge yet – a new permanent saluting dais on the Rye Piece Ringway, to be known as the Peace Podium.  Committee member and Vice Chairman Phil Godden (who designed and oversaw the Bedworth Armistice Wall and Gates) has drawn up plans for the saluting base.  It will be in keeping with the solemnity of the Parade and will compliment the Bedworth Wall and Gates.  We will be collecting throughout the late spring and summer (once lockdown lifts) for donations towards the new dais and to deliver the Bedworth Centenary Armistice Parade.  The generosity of Bedworth residents and their pride and love for the Armistice Parade (the biggest one in Britain) will be the foundation upon which the Podium will be built. With your past and present help we have put Bedworth on the map, with your help now we will keep Bedworth at the forefront of this country’s Armistice Day parades.

            BEDWORTH  – THE TOWN THAT NEVER FORGETS