This Day In History

1914 2nd East Lancashires embark on the liner Dover Castle at Cape Town, under orders for Britain and thence to France. Battalion comprises 21 officers and 851 other ranks, with 5 officers' wives and 9 children, and 49 soldiers' wives with 73 children. Before they leave Wynberg Camp, near Cape Town, they carve the name of the Regiment and the dates of its 3 tours of duty there (1806, 1859-61, and 1911-14) into a large rock. Reportedly it is still there.
1918 In what proves to be their last major attack, 11th East Lancashires (the Accrington Pals) clear German strongholds to the north of Ploegsteert Wood and take 17 machine-guns, a field gun, an anti-tank gun and many prisoners at the cost of another 353 casualties
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Fulwood Barracks, the home of The Lancashire Infantry Museum, is conveniently situated close to the M6 and M55 motorways, in the northern suburbs of the City of Preston.

The Barracks lies within sight of Deepdale Stadium, the oldest football league ground in the world and the home of Preston North End FC.

By Road

M6
From the South: Exit Motorway at Junction 31A, follow brown signs for National Football Museum until Fulwood Barracks appears on the right.

From the North: Exit Motorway at Junction 32. Turn left into Preston on A6 (Garstang Rd). Continue for approx. 1.5 miles to 2nd major set of traffic lights ( Shell filling station on right-hand side). Turn left into Watling Street Rd. Continue for approx 1 mile to 2nd set of traffic lights, when Fulwood Barracks will be seen on the left.

M55
From the West: Exit Motorway at Junction 1. Turn right into Preston on A6 (Garstang Rd). Then follow directions as for M6 From The North above.

A59
From the East: Continue on A59 towards Preston. Join M6 Northbound at Junction 31. Exit at Junction 31A, follow directions as for M6 From The South above.

 NOTE FOR SATNAV USERS:Please do NOT use postcode given in the Barracks or Museum postal address as it will take you away from the entrance.

Please use the postcode PR2 8AB, which will lead you directly to the Fulwood Barracks Main Gate.

By Public Transport

By Rail
Preston is a major rail interchange on the West Coast mainline, halfway between London and Glasgow / Edinburgh. There are also regular services across country from East Lancashire / Yorkshire, Blackpool and Manchester Airport.

There is a taxi rank directly outside the railway station entrance. Journey time is approximately ten minutes.

Alternatively walk through Preston city centre to Central Bus Station ( approx. 10 minutes) then follow directions below.

By Bus
From Preston Central Bus Station: No. 19 bus departs every 5 minutes from bay 19.