This Day In History

  • 1841 1st Afghan War. 40th Regiment march into Kandahar from Quetta.
  • 1914 First Battle of Ypres. Successful bayonet charge by 1st Loyals at the Kortakeer Cabaret
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Future Events


  Exhbition - Blood Sweat and Celluloid

NEW EXHIBITION – BLOOD SWEAT & CELLULOID. A new exhibition looking at the use of photography by the British Army.  From some of the earliest photographs taken by a war photographer (James Robertson –  Crimean War),  through to images of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment today, taken by the 2nd Battalion’s official photographer, Kingsman Matthew Lucas.

Looking at different themes, ‘Blood, Sweat and Celluloid’ also contains footage of D-Day preparations, helmet-cam from Afghanistan (2010) and rare personal photographs of the early part of WW1 taken by Major Lambert of the East Lancashire Regiment in 1914. In the Museum’s Quebec Room until 2 November 2019.

Fri 27 Friends Study Evening. WW2 Naval Operations in the Mediterranean. James Heyworth relates the exploits of the pioneering Italian frogmen who caused havoc to the British fleet. David Rogan looks at the magnificent looking but flawed ships of the wartime Italian Navy.
Tues 29 – Sat 2  ‘D-Day Models.’  An exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, by the North West Model Shipwrights and International Plastic Modellers Society.
Sat 9 Memorabilia Day. Bring your militaria for identification by our experts. At the Museum. 11.00 am – 3.00 pm . 
Fri 22 Friends Study Evening.  “Wars and Operations in Afghanistan”. The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment’s tours of duty on Op HERRICK.  John Downham outlines the history of our Regiments through the Afghan Wars.
Thu 12 Volunteers’ Christmas Lunch.