This Day In History

1859 During a war scare with France, Government gives in to popular pressure and sanctions the formation of local corps of Volunteers. Lancashire responds with particular enthusiasm. Over 70 local infantry units raised by the end of 1860
1945 Italy. To counter possible hostile incursions by the new communist state of Yugoslavia, which claims the port of Trieste, 2nd Loyal moves close to the old frontier as part of 10th Indian Division.
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Future Events

 

 DATE EVENT
  2019
   November
16 November 2019 – 18 April 2020    

NOTE: Due to the Museum’s closure because of the Corona Virus, we regret that access to this exhibition is not currently available. We apologise for any inconvenience.
  2020
  May
Ongoing Due to the Corona Virus emergency, the Museum’s planned exhibition to mark the 80th anniversary of Dunkirk has been replaced by an on-line virtual exhibition at:

https://sway.office.com/AB1W4Sgu69uCda2h?ref=Link&fbclid=IwAR29S1mzPRgh-8RWT-5fRopBdO4uzCpNRyl1KSbZjCnvcVxX0hHHDV1dLKU

  June
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. Postoned due to Corona Virus emergency, new date to be decided
  August
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).
  September
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.  Cancelled due to Corona Virus emergency.
  October
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)
  November
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.
  December
Wed 9 Friends of the Museum Annual General Meeting and Volunteers’ Lunch