Edwardian Picnic

A reconstruction of a typical Edwardian picnic in the days just prior to the outbreak of war.

Staffordshire Regiment Museum - Sunday 3 August 2014.

 

On Sunday 3 August 2014 the Staffordshire Regiment Museum near Lichfield held an Edwardian Picnic.

The event's theme was a pre-war picnic - set the day before war was declared on 4 August 1914.

Members of The Birmingham Pals went along to enjoy the peacetime atmosphere and engage in friendly conversation with the visitors.

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"Bella" - the 1913 Ford Model T was at the picnic, fresh from a rally in Cumbria, and was the centre of much interest.
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Bella and James
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In addition to The Pals there were several other groups and attractions at the picnic, including the Museum's recruitment team, a chior, a group of suffragettes and a small orchestra.