This Day In History

  • 1916 On the Somme, 1st East Lancashires attack at Le Transloy through “a vast lake of mud pitted with shell-holes”, losing all the officers, warrant officers and senior NCOs of the assaulting companies and a total of 362 other ranks.
  • 1918 11th East Lancashires (the Accrington Pals) liberate the large towns of Turcoing and Wattrelos.
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Future Events

 DATE EVENT
  2017
  October
Sat 21 Saturday Morning Lecture – David Jones – Soldier, Painter and Poet – Cynthia Greenwood. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation
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
Sat 25 Saturday Morning Lecture – Pride of Preston – The Dick, Kerr Ladies 1917-1965 – Gail Newsham. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
  December
Thur 7 FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM – Annual General Meeting and Volunteers’ Lunch
  2018
  February
Sat 24 Saturday Morning Lecture – Liverpool Cow Keepers – David JoyAt the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
  March
Sat 31 Saturday Morning Lecture – Westfield Memorial Village – Martin Purdy. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
  April
  Saturday Morning Lecture – Victorian Fulwood – Carole Knight. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
  May
  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.