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The Durham Pals re-creates the life of soldiers in the 18th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry during the Great War.

18DLI was a Kitchener Army unit, made up of men from all walks No1SectionBCoy_BeamishAug2012of life from across the County of Durham or with links to the area.

The Durham Pals are not a battle re-enactment group. Their work focuses on first person interpretations, developing stories that can inform, educate, entertain and which commemorate the memory of the communities who came together in response to  the call to arms in 1914.

Many members of the group are long-standing living historians and interpreters, who seek to challenge the conventional view of costumed interpretation and re-enactment – breaking new ground in the portrayal of civilians in uniform and emphasising the personal features of the War.

In all aspects of the interpretation the Durham Pals maintains the highest of standards, with uniform and equipment manufactured by the leading craftspeople across the world, with performances developed with historians and educationalists, and with the customer always at the fore.

If you are interested in the work of the Pals, you can contact them through this site.

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