Friday, 12 February 2010

Peace Day Reception: 1919

I was rummaging through an old chest up in the attic the other day, when I came across an old, 91-year old pamphlet entitled CITY OF BELFAST PEACE DAY RECEPTION.

The parade took place at the City Hall on Saturday, August 9th, 1919; to Men and Women of Ulster who served in the War.

Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom then, so His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Field-Marshal the Viscount French of Ypres, KP, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCMG, took the Salute.

Interestingly, Brigadier-General the Earl of Shaftesbury, KP, KCVO, was in attendence. Lord Shaftesbury's residence was Belfast Castle; and his lordship went on to become a Lord Mayor of Belfast. Click the images to enlarge.

1 comment :

Sandy said...

Interesting. I wonder why that date was chosen? Google doesn't bring anything up...