This Day In History

  • 1944 Normandy Bridgehead. 1st South Lancashires suffers heavy casualties around Le Londel as initial British attempt to capture Caen continues
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Future Events

 DATE EVENT
  2017
  June
Sat 24 Armed Forces Day. Museum stand on the Preston Flag Market.
  July
Fri 7 FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM – Battlefield Tour Preparatory Study Evening. “Bosch Rose 2017.” John Downham outlines the struggles of our antecedent regiments at S’Hertogensbosch; in support of Operation Market Garden; and on the German frontier in the autumn and winter of 1944/45.
Sat 22 Saturday Morning Lecture – Colonel Wilson Patten/Lord Winmarleigh – The Little Known Story Of A Big Man. Val Whitaker & Brenda Brodie remember the soldier, businessman, MP and philanthropist whose benevolent patronage effectively created the village of Winmarleigh, near Garstang, as we know it today. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp.  to cover light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes)
  September 
 Sat 9 Heritage Open Day. Museum open. 
17 – 24 FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM – “ Bosch Rose 2017.” Battlefield tour to S’Hertogensbosch, Arnhem, Nijmegen, Overloon, and possibly the Reichswald Forest.
  October
Sat 21 Saturday Morning Lecture – David Jones – Soldier, Painter and Poet – Cynthia Greenwood. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp.  to cover light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes)
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
  December
Thur 7 FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM – Annual General Meeting and Volunteers’ Lunch