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The Great War News from Lancaster in 1914
16th August 1914
These pages include reports from the local press in Lancaster and district from August 1914, illustrated with photographs from the museum's collection.
The 5th King’s Own returned from the Furness area on the afternoon of
Wednesday 12th August, and took up headquarters at the old Lancaster
Wagon Works to “await orders”.
Lancaster Territorials to go Abroad
The 5th King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, which, since
mobilisation, has been on duty in the Furness District, having
volunteered for active service, returned to Lancaster on Wednesday
afternoon. They arrived by special train at the Castle Station at 4.20
pm, and amongst those who welcomed Lord Richard Cavendish and his fellow
officers were Lord and Lady Ashton. The presence of the latter gave
extreme satisfaction to the Territorials, who cheered to the echo, and
his Lordship and Lady Ashton were accorded a hearty greeting as they
emerged from the Castle Station and proceeded in their motorcar to
Rylands. The Territorials marched through the town, looking bronzed
after their week’s special duty, and too up their headquarters at the
old Lancaster Wagon Works – a particularly suitable place to “await
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