BB News and Events


This page includes information on any current BB related news and events—books published with BB content, Old Bill Newsletter reunions, special events commemorating BB, newspaper articles in which BB and Old Bill feature, and so on.

Each summarised listing includes a link to another page on this or another website, giving more details of that event/story.

4 May 2009

Latest update on Tonie and Valmai Holts plans to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of BB’s death, with a special ceremony at the Bairnsfather plaque in St Yvon, Belgium


30 April 2009

Old Bill supports Help for Heroes—special edition of Tonie & Valmia Holt’s Best of Fragments from France to be published in aid of the charity, on 50th Anniversary of BB’s death


30 April 2009

Special auction of original cartoons to be held at the Cartoon Museum in London on 29 September, in aid of Help for Heroes charity


18 April 2009

Publication of new book, Meet At Dawn, Unarmed—Captain Robert Hamilton’s account of Trench Warfare and the Christmas Truce of 1914—featuring 19 BB cartoons


11 November 2008

Special commemorative postcard of BB drawing ‘His Pals’ showing Old Bill kneeling at the Cenotaph, published by Editor of Old Bill Newsletter to mark 90th Anniversary of the Armistice


26-28 May 2007

Bullets & Billets Tour of the Ypres Salient—party of Old Bill Newsletter subscribers retraces BB’s first six months in France and Belgium, on a specially organised tour


10 September 2005

Plaque commemorating BB unveiled at Victoria Spa Lodge, Bishopton by cartoonist Bill Tidy, MBE, as part of Old Bill Newsletter Reunion 2005


14 August 2004

Old Bill Newsletter Reunion 2004 takes place in BB’s former home of Northchapel, West Sussex– attended by BB’s daughter and members of her family from the USA


13 December 2003

Plaque commemorating BB unveiled on site of cottage where first Fragments from France were sketched in 1915, at St Yvon in Belgium




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