King's Own Royal Regiment Museum

Lancaster

HOME
Museum & Collections
Sales
Donations
Events
Contact Us

REGIMENTAL HISTORY
17th Century
18th Century
19th Century
20th Century
First World War
Second World War
Actions & Movements
Battle Honours

FAMILY HISTORY
Resources
Further Reading

PHOTO GALLERY
ENQUIRIES
FURTHER READING
LINKS


Photo Gallery

The Regiment in Lancaster 1850-1902- Page One

Whilst the King's Own Royal Regiment did not arrive in Lancaster until the 1880 opening of Bowerham Barracks the early military presence included both Volunteers and Militia.  The Royal Lancashire Militia, dates back to the 1640, although they did not have their own purpose built barracks until the time of the Crimean War.  By the 1880s they too shared the accommodation at Bowerham Barracks.


The 1st Royal Lancashire Militia (The Duke of Lancaster's Own) outside Springfield Barracks, Lancaster.  The building still survives today, but no longer as a barracks and can be seen from the main A6 from at the south of the one way system.  The photograph dates from around 1860.
Accession Number: KO2590/101


Enlargement of the above image.
Accession Number: KO2590/101a


Soldiers of the 1st Royal Lancashire Militia circa 1860.
Accession Number: KO2590/101b


Vivandiere of the 1st Royal Lancashire Militia taken by Paterson, of Lancaster, on the return of the Royal Lancashire Militia to Lancaster, from the Ionian Islands July 1856, where they had been stationed during the Crimean War.
Accession Number: KO2490/824 and KO2490/825


1st Royal Lancashire Militia (The Duke of Lancaster's Own) at Giant Axe Field, Lancaster on 5th May 1868.  The castle and the Lancaster to Carlisle railway station can just been seen.
Accession Number: KO0046/01, KO0710/07 and KO0932/01


Depot staff of the 1st Royal Lancashire Militia (The Duke of Lancaster's Own) outside Springfield Barracks, Lancaster circa 1875.  'Permanent' militia depot staff were often time expired regular soldiers.
Accession Number: KO0029/01


The 1st Royal Lancashire Militia (The Duke of Lancaster's Own) on parade at Scale Hall Camp, Lancaster, 17th July 1876.
Accession Number: KO0072/06


Officers of the 1st Royal Lancashire Militia in July 1876.
Accession Number: KO0072/16


1st Battalion Royal Lancashire Militia (The Duke of Lancaster's Own) at Giant Axe Field, Lancaster.  Officers -v- Lancaster XI Cricket, June 1878.  The Lancaster Priory Church, Castle, and Railway Station can be seen to the rear of the photograph.
Accession Number: KO0316/34


The Regimental Band
Accession Number: KO0316/34a


The railway station
Accession Number: KO0316/34b

The Regiment in Lancaster 1850-1902 - page two

2009 Trustees of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum