Armistice and Peace of 1919

Surrey History Centre

Armistice and Peace of 1919

Event / Exhibition (temporary)
Woking, Surrey
01/11/2018 - 03/02/2019

The Armistice began at 11 o'clock on 11 November 1918 when the guns were to fall silent. It was not, however, the end of the Great War. The end came with signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919. This was followed by a national holiday (Peace Day) on 19 July when many towns and cities, including Woking, held Victory Parades and street parties. This display not only celebrates the end of the Great War, but also shows the changes that the war brought to Woking. The Peace celebrations were always overshadowed by the sheer numbers of those who lost their lives. The Military Cemetery at Brookwood and the Muslim Burial Ground had both opened in 1917. Later in 1922 Woking's War Memorial was erected in Victoria Park (now Victoria Square). As CQMS William Andrews, 1/4th The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) said: “Peace came, but not at once for those who survived. The war pressed down on some of us like a doom for years after the last shot was fired.”

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  1. Gordon Francis

    We are interested in coming to the somme film day on 02/07 2016 can we please be advise when tickets are available and the cost of these please.
    Ilook forward to hearing from you soon

    • Imogen Middleton

      Thank you for your interest in our screening of the Battle of the Somme film. The event will be free and registration for tickets will be available on the website soon – keep your eyes peeled!

    • Hello,

      Registration for the Battle of the Somme film screening in Wimbledon is now possible. Please visit the News page of the Carved in Stone website ( for the event details.
      If you would like to attend, please email the Carved in Stone team at: [email protected]

      Thank you Surrey in the Great War for promoting the event. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

  2. We are holding an event on the weekend of Nov 17th & 18th .n Hale Village Hall, Wings Road, Upper Hale. GU9 0NN. Entitled The Village Remembers.
    A display of the details of the 113 men from Hale who died during WW1. Plus other displays. 10-30am – 4pm on both days. The Last Post and lowering of the Standard will take place at 4pm on both days.

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