This Day In History

  • 1860 47th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps (LRVC) forms at St Helens
  • 1860 59th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps (LRVC) forms at Leyland
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Future Events


16 November 2019 – 18 April 2020

Fri 15 Joint evening with Lancashire ABF. Professor Martin Alexander (former lecturer at Aberystwyth University) will investigate ‘D-Day from a German Perspective.’
Sat 13 Preston Military Show in Fulwood Barracks
Fri 19 Friends Study Evening.  ‘The Battle of Britain – Did it Really Save Britain?’ In the 80th anniversary year of the iconic battle which is now part of the British identity, Roger Goodwin looks behind the legend. ‘The End of the War in NW Europe’ 75 years on from VE Day, David Rogan and John Downham consider the great campaign which took the Allies from the Normandy beaches to Luneberg Heath, and the role of our Regiments in the victory
Sat 27 Armed Forces Day.  Museum stand on the Preston Flag Market.
Sat early in month TBC Friends Awayday. Visit to Liverpool museums – the Western Approaches Museum (from where the Battle of the Atlantic was directed and won) and the Museum of Liverpool (holding the King’s Regiment collection).
Sat 12  Heritage Open Day. Museum open with special displays be re-enactment groups.
Sat 26 – Fri 2 Oct Friends of the Museum annual Battlefield Tour to Gallipoli and Istanbul – Gallipoli Rose II.
Sat late Oct TBC Waterloo Study Day. In conjunction with the Waterloo Association. Presentations on topics connected with the Napoleonic Wars (programme details to follow)
Sat 7 Memorabilia Day.  Bring your militaria for identification by our experts. At the Museum 11.00 am – 3.00 pm. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
Fri 13 Friends Study Evening.  “The Crimean War”.  John Downham outlines the significant part played by our antecedent Regiments in the Crimean War.
Wed 9 Friends of the Museum Annual General Meeting and Volunteers’ Lunch