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  

The Armistice Parade had a mention in Parliament.  Click on the link:  https://fb.watch/9iqPF5xHzI/

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

The original design of the proposed Peace Podium saluting dais  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.

 

The launch of the new Peace Podium/Saluting Dais on World Peace Day, Tuesday 21st September 2020.

The Bedworth Armistice Committee will have a stall on the Bedworth Lights Switch on, taking place Saturday 20th November. There will be all kinds of collectables celebrating the Armistice including the Centenary Badges and the new high quality Polo Shirts available in Green or Blue.  All profits go to the 2022 Armistice Parade.

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