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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Vacancies

The Lancashire Infantry Museum currently has the following vacancies:

Volunteers

Position The Role
 Saturday Guides
  • We currently need Volunteer Saturday Guides to help us look after our increasing numbers of Saturday visitors and family researchers.
  • If you have an interest in military history and enjoy meeting people; are confident and capable of guiding people of all ages; and can act independently and without supervision; we would welcome hearing from you.
  • Service in one of the armed forces, especially one of our regiments, is desirable but is by no means essential.
  • You will be asked to take part in a Saturday duty roster which requires attendance at the museum approximately one week in six. Timings are from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

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For further information, please contact us on enquiries@lancashireinfantrymuseum.org.uk

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With over 15,000 visitors a year, the Lancashire Infantry Museum is one of the country’s leading Regimental and Military Museums. It is located in an attractive Grade II listed building  in a mid-Victorian British Army barracks on the outskirts of Preston. Fulwood Barracks is recognised as the finest example of mid-Victorian military architecture left in the country. There is easy access by public transport and ample free car parking available within the Barracks.