This Day In History

1915 6th South Lancashires land on Gallipoli.
1916 Battle of the Somme. 2nd East Lancashires attack Contalmaison
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Join the Friends of The Museum and help to support and sustain one of the most important military history collections in the country.

You can get involved as much or as little as you wish.

Opportunities include direct involvement in the running and development of the Museum if you wish, and reduced-rate access to our regular programme of Study Evenings. 

Or join us on our popular annual Battlefield Tours to the Continent, and occasionally beyond.

Benefits include:

  • Privileged access to the collection’s library & archives
  • Free research and assistance
  • Publications
  • Reduced Entry Fees for all Museum-organised special events and social occasions
  • Members’ Privileges on all special events and social occasions, including annual Battlefield Tours

Our members are drawn from all walks of life, brought together by their common interest in military history. Many are former members of The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment or its antecedents, but there are others who either served in other units, or indeed the other Armed Forces. Many have seen no service but are keen amateur historians. One collects and restores old military vehicles, and at least one is an expert war gamer. There is something in the Friends for everyone – all you need is an interest in history.

 Annual Membership:

Individual  £10
 Family (includes partner & up to two children)  £15
 Senior Citizen  £5
 Individual Life Membership (single donation)  £100

To join, please download our membership application form below, which should be printed out, completed and returned by post to the address shown.

If you are a UK Taxpayer, please also complete the tax reclaim certificate. For every £1 you contribute, this allows us to claim a further 28p from the Government

(provided only that in the appropriate tax year, you have paid an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the tax that the Friends reclaims on your donations )

Friends of the Museum

The Friends of The Lancashire Infantry Museum

(Registered Charity No 1120003)

The Friends is an active organisation which provides a focus and a forum for all those with an interest in military history in general, and that of Central Lancashire’s historic infantry regiments in particular.

By doing so, the group helps the Museum to preserve and promote the most important regimental heritage collection in the North West of England, and one of the most important in the country.

Founded in 2001, the Friends became an independent charity registered with the Charity Commissioners in 2007.

The Friends:

  • Raise funds to support the Museum, which receives only minimal public funding.
  • Organise a busy annual programme of study days and evening events. These offer opportunities for in-depth examination of specific aspects of Regimental history. Drawing on the Museum’s extensive and often unique archives; sometimes featuring Regimental veterans of the campaign being studied; and often led by nationally-recognised experts, these Study Days are designed not only to be academically and educationally valid for the serious student of military history; but also entertaining and enjoyable for those with a more general interest. Recent study days have included the Regiment’s campaigns in Afghanistan, Arnhem, Aden, Iraq, Malaya, Northern Ireland, and The Somme.
  • Run annual Battlefield Tours to areas of historical Regimental interest – which, given that ours is the only Regiment in world history which has fought on every inhabited continent, provides an inexhaustible range to choose from. Since 2001 the Friends have visited Belgium (The Siege of Namur 1695 and the Battle of Waterloo 1815), France (the Retreat from Mons 1914, The Somme 1915, Ypres 1915-18,Normandy 1944, ), Turkey (Gallipoli 1915), Italy (Anzio and Cassino 1944), Spain and Portugal (The Peninsular War 1808-1814), and the Netherlands (Operation Market Garden 1944).

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE – JOIN THE FRIENDS TODAYand help to sustain one of the most important Regimental heritage collections in the country.Benefits include:- Privileged access to the collection’s library & archives- Free research and assistance- Reduced Entry Fees for Museum-organised events and social occasions- Members’ Privileges on special events and social occasions, including annual Battlefield Tours

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