This Day In History

  • 1707 War of the Spanish Succession. After two months of siege, to avoid further pointless bloodshed,  the garrison of the fortress of Lerida (now Lleida) in Spain beats the chamade as the French are about to make their final assault. 600 emaciated survivors of the original garrison of 1800, who had been reduced to living on oatmeal, rice and water, march out under arms and with the full honours of war. They are followed by a similar number of sick and wounded in carts supplied by the victors. Amongst them are several much-reduced companies of Wills' Marines (later 30th Foot, and then 1st East Lancashires), led by the by-then Major General Wills. All are complimented by the enemy commander, the Duc d'Orleans, on their gallant defence
  • 1857 Indian Mutiny. Relief of Lucknow. 82nd Regiment (later 2nd South Lancashires) engage in desperate fighting in the advance to the Martiniere College. The silver-chased "Rajah's Bed Post" staff which is now one of the Museum's most treasured exhibits was captured on this day.
  • 1945 Battleship HMS Nelson reaches Portsmouth carrying 2nd Loyals colours, colour belts and some mess plate. They had been found 2 months earlier in bank vaults in Singapore, where they had remained undiscovered by the Japanese since the capitulation in 1942. They are carried to Preston, where one month later they are ceremonially paraded through the town
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 The Museum holds the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Photography Collection.

This active archive of some 8,000 (so far, and counting)  mainly photographs, but also cartoons, drawings, pamphlets and notices, covers  every aspect of the life of the Regiment from 1975 onwards.

All parts of the regimental family are featured, including both the 1st and 4th Battalions, the Cadets, the Regimental Associations and Veterans, and others. Many of the images appeared over the years in the Regimental Magazine,  “Lancashire Lad.”

The Archive is currently being digitised.  DVD disks are available covering the years completed so far, at a cost of £12 per DVD including post and packing. All proceeds go to the preservation and maintenance of the Museum.

To make a purchase, click on ‘Add to Cart.’ When finished, scroll to bottom of the page to check your shopping cart and complete your purchase details. Disks will be dispatched as soon as possible.

The Project needs help. Many images are uncaptioned, or have incomplete or even incorrect information. In order to make the historical record as accurate as possible, we are asking purchasers who may have more accurate knowledge to help us up-date our database.

   

Photo Archive 1975
Images – 186

Photo Archive 1976 Images - 204

Photo Archive 1976
Images – 204

   
 

Photo Archive 1977 Images - 70

Photo Archive 1977
Images – 70

Photo Archive 1978/79 Images - 47

Photo Archive 1978/79
Images – 47

Archive Selection
1QLR Cyprus 78-80
Images – 119

Photo Archive 1980 Images - 157

Photo Archive 1980
Images – 157

Photo Archive 1981 Images - 103

Photo Archive 1981
Images – 103

Photo Archive 1982 Images - 90

Photo Archive 1982
Images – 90

Photo Archive 1983 Images - 275

Photo Archive 1983
Images – 275

Photo Images 1984 Images - 103

Photo Images 1984
Images – 103

Photo Archive 1985 Images - 421

Photo Archive 1985
Images – 421

Photo Archive 1986 Images - 607

Photo Archive 1986
Images – 607

Photo Archive 1987 Images - 74

Photo Archive 1987
Images – 74

Photo Archive 1988 Images - 214

Photo Archive 1988
Images – 214

Photo Archive 1989 Images - 236

Photo Archive 1989
Images – 236

Photo Archive 1990 Images - 196

Photo Archive 1990
Images – 196

Photo Archive 1991 Images - 230

Photo Archive 1991
Images – 230

Photo Archive 1992 Images - 423

Photo Archive 1992
Images – 423

Photo Archive 1993 Images - 448

Photo Archive 1993
Images – 448

Photo Archive 1994 Images - 614

Photo Archive 1994
Images – 614

Photo Archive 1995 Part 1 (of 3) Images - 394

Photo Archive 1995
Part 1 (of 3)
Images – 394

Photo Archive 1995 Part 2 (of 3) Images - 1570

Photo Archive 1995
Part 2 (of 3)
Images – 1570

Photo Archive 1995 Part 3 (of 3) Images - 1088

Photo Archive 1995
Part 3 (of 3)
Images – 1088

Photo Archive 1996 Images - 1146

Photo Archive 1996
Images – 1146

Photo Archive 1997 Images -

Photo Archive 1997
Images – 531

Photo Archive 1999 Images - 406

Photo Archive 1999
Images – 406

Photo Archive 2000 Images - 285

Photo Archive 2000
Images – 285