This Day In History

  • 1918 With drums beating and colours flying, 1st Loyal North Lancashires cross the German frontier to join the British Army of Occupation in Germany, based around Cologne.
  • 1945 Colours of the 2nd Loyals, recently recovered from Singapore, where they had lain undiscovered in bank vaults since the surrender of the city and the capture of the battalion in 1942, are ceremonially paraded through Preston. Salute is taken by the Colonel of the Regiment, Brigadier J P D Underwood DSO, who as a young officer had been present when this set of colours was presented in Mauritius in 1909.
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Future Events

 DATE EVENT
  2017
  October
Sat 21 Saturday Morning Lecture – David Jones – Soldier, Painter and Poet – Cynthia Greenwood. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation
Fri 27 FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM – Study Evening. Malaya. Talks by John Downham and David Rogan on the role of our regiments in the anti-communist campaign of the 1950’s; the part played by former Regimental officer Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templar; and the Intelligence War.
  November
Sat 11 Museum Memorabilia Day – On Remembrance Day, bring your military memorabilia to the Museum for identification and explanation. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am.  Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) by donation
Sat 25 Saturday Morning Lecture – Pride of Preston – The Dick, Kerr Ladies 1917-1965 – Gail Newsham. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
  December
Thur 7 FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM – Annual General Meeting and Volunteers’ Lunch
  2018
  February
Sat 24 Saturday Morning Lecture – Liverpool Cow Keepers – David JoyAt the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
  March
Sat 31 Saturday Morning Lecture – Westfield Memorial Village – Martin Purdy. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
  April
  Saturday Morning Lecture – Victorian Fulwood – Carole Knight. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
  May
  Saturday Morning Lecture – Battle of Preston – David Casserly. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.