This Day In History

1758 30th Foot (later 1st East Lancashires) sails from Spithead as part of an amphibious force detailed to raid and destroy the port of Cherbourg.
1857 2 Companies (117 officers and men) of the 59th Foot (later 2nd East Lancashires), embark at Singapore for Calcutta, India, where the Mutiny has broken out. Survivors of the wreck of their transport HMS Transit, they had been in Singapore for 6 days, awaiting onward transportation to their Regiment in Hong Kong, when they were diverted.  
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Second Visit For Classic Cars

For the second year running, classic and vintage cars taking part in the annual Manchester to Blackpool Rally stopped off for their lunch break in the Museum. Rarely in its 170 – year history can the Barracks square have seen such a fine – and very valuable –  collection of classic engineering.

 

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