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The Morning of Waterloo

The Morning of Waterloo This artwork on display on the first floor of the Museum is by James De Vine Aylward and was painted in 1917.  It is a small oil painting on board measuring 18.5 cm by 28cm and depicts the Duke of Wellington on the morning of the battle of Waterloo, 18th June…

Russian Icon Found on the Inkerman Battlefield

. This small Russian icon depicting Madonna and Child measures 120mm x 60mm was found on the ground following the battle of Inkerman in 1854.  The object is one of several items found on the battlefield that are on display on the first floor of the Museum in the Crimean Section. The Battle of Inkerman …

Calais 1940 by ‘Spar’

The cartoon above featured in the Daily Mirror in 1940 after the action that took place that year, known as the Defence of Calais. The artwork was created by the cartoonist known as ‘Spar’ who served with the Queen Victoria Rifles and is on display in the World War II section at The Royal Green…

Letters and Photographs of Bandsman Holmes

Letters and Photographs of Bandsman Holmes This month we have been looking at a collection of recently donated items relating to Bandsman Albert Holmes who served with the 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Bandsman Holmes was among those captured at The Defence of Calais in May 1940. The items include a set of letters and postcards…

The Tusk Of Gullala

The Tusk of Gullala is a silver centrepiece that was commissioned to commemorate the bravery of Rifleman Burke of the 1st Battalion 60th during the Yussufzai Expedition of December 1849.  This was a punitive expedition against the Sam Barzai tribe who occupied tha area between Peshwar and the Swat River and were refusing to pay…

The Lancaster Pistol

The Lancaster pistol was a 2 or 4 barrelled handgun produced in England in the late 19th century.  Based on the patents granted to Henry AA Thorn and Charles W Lancaster, the pistols were manufactured in a variety of calibres using centre fire brass cartridges and had several different grips.  The model in the Museum…

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