This Day In History

1763 47th Foot (later 1st Loyals) disembarks at Cork, Ireland, on posting from North America.
1898 The Depot of The East Lancashire Regiment moves into Fulwood Barracks from Burnley Barracks, which is in a poor state of repair. It occupies the block on the west side of the Infantry Square, and the Depot of the Loyals is concentrated on the east. The East and Loyal North Lancashire Regimental Depots will remain together for over 40 years,
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The Museum

The Lancashire Infantry Museum houses one of the largest and most important Infantry Regimental collections in the country.

The Collection
The extensive displays, archive and military history library illustrate the fascinating story of the East, South and Loyal North Lancashire Regiments and their antecedents from earliest foundation in 1689 to the achievements of the ‘Lancashire Lads’ of the 21st Century.

In all no less than 120 separate units are recorded, including the 59 battalions formed by the antecedent regiments during the First World War, and all associated Militia, Rifle Volunteers, Territorials, Home Guard and Cadet units.

Affiliated Museums
The Regimental Collection also has permanent displays in affiliated museums throughout the County Palatine of Lancashire, including:

Blackburn Museum
Towneley Hall, Burnley
Warrington Museum