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
  2018
  May
 Sat 26 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.
  June
Fri 8 Friends Study Evening.  Talk on ‘D Day – 6 June 1944.’
Sat 30 Armed Forces Day.  Museum exhibition on the Preston Flag Market
  July
Fri 13 Friends Study Evening.  Talk on Dunkirk. Following the great interest generated by the 2016 blockbuster film, John Downham will relate the heroic roles played by all three of the antecedent regiments, and Roger Goodwin will look at the controversial part played by the RAF
Sat 21 Saturday Morning Lecture – Mr Morecambe – Michael Fountain. Eric Morecambe, by the man who was his full-time driver and handyman for the last 15 years of his life. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
  September
Fri 7 Friends Study Evening.  Talk on Corunna
Sat 15 National Heritage Day. Museum open
  October
27 Saturday Morning Lecture – World War I Artists – Cynthia Greenwood. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
  November
Sat 10 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.
Sat 24 Saturday Morning Lecture – The Christmas Truce 1914 – What Really Happened – Paul SmithAt the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
  December
Thu 13 Friends Annual General Meeting and Volunteers’ Lunch.