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Return of the East Lancashire Regiment at Preston (1902)

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Return of the East Lancashire Regiment at Preston (1902)

The 2nd Volunteer Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, return home from the Boer War.

Non-Fiction 1902 6 mins

Overview

Just back from service in the Boer War, the East Lancashire Regiment parades in the grounds of its Fulwood Barracks in Preston before a party of local dignitaries and others. Afterwards, the pith-helmeted militiamen relax and mingle with their audience. These beautifully crisp images were assembled in something of a jumble, suggesting they may be offcuts left over from another film.

The Burnley militia was formed in 1853 and the soldiers form the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Fulwood Barracks was on the site of what is now the Queen's Lancashire Regiment Museum. The film was screened by Ralph Pringle in Burnley at the Mechanic's Institute.