This Day In History

1918 Battle of The Lys - Battle of Hazebrouck. In the face of 3 successive attacks, stubborn defence by 11th East Lancashires - the Accrington Pals - helps to defend Hazebrouck at cost of 267 casualties killed, wounded and prisoners-of-war. The battalion later received 16 gallantry awards for this action - 2 DSOs, 5 MC's, 3 DCMs and 6 MMs
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Vacancies

The Lancashire Infantry Museum currently has the following vacancies:

Volunteers

Position The Role
Volunteer Guides
  • We currently need volunteer guides to help us look after our increasing numbers of Saturday and weekday 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.
  • Duties include:
    • Escorting visitors into and out of the museum
    • Helping with enquiries
    • Handing out hand held guides
    • Assisting with shop purchases
  • Full training will be given
  • Service in one of the armed forces, especially one of our regiments, is desirable but is by no means essential
  • Saturday volunteers will be asked to take part in a roster which requires attendance at the museum approximately one week in four. Timings are 10.00am to 16.00pm. 
  • Weekday guides are needed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can volunteer for one day or one half day a week.
  • For further information please contact us via the e-mail address below, or for a chat about becoming a volunteer guide and joining our enthusiastic and friendly team please contact Tom Mallinson on (01772) 260584 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays only.

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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.