This Day In History

  • 1814 82nd Foot (later 2nd South Lancashires) suffer 31 casualties at the Battle of Orthez, their final fight as the French retreat into France in the last stages of the Peninsular War
  • 1863 88th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps (LRVC) forms at Haslingden.
  • 1900 Battle of Pieters Hill. With his battle-cry "Remember men, the eyes of Lancashire are watching you today," Lt Col MacCarthy O'Leary leads the 1st South Lancashires into the main assault. The Colonel dies with 5 of his men, but at last the road to besieged Ladysmith is finally open.
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Photo Archives

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The Museum holds a treasure-trove of thousands of mainly-photographic images which tell the story of our regiments as they served across the world. Most are unpublished and many are unique.

The archive is vast and the parallel tasks of cataloguing and digitising it will continue for years. As the work progresses the Museum will publish selections as Archive Collections of DVD discs. They will be of interest to Regimental veterans, historians, researchers, authors and family descendants.

All funds raised go towards the preservation and maintenance of the Museum.

To view and purchase, click on the relevant Photo Archive title below:

1. Queen’s Lancashire Regiment 1970 – 2006 (part)
2. Territorial Army North West England 1978 – 87

The East Lancashire Regiment ( 30th and 59th of Foot) The South Lancashire Regiment ( 40th and 82nd of Foot)  The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers) The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) (47th and 81st of Foot)