The Museum will be closed every Wednesday from 7th November through to 3rd April 2019. This allows us to work on the existing exhibits and new exhibits for the next summer season.
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Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.
Last entry to the Museum is 4pm.
We need your help to adorn the Museum in Poppies to commemorate the end of the Great War. If you enjoy knitting and want to participate we have attached the knitting pattern.
Sir Charles Napier led a small force of 2,500, consisting of native infantry and cavalry and one British regiment, The Cheshire Regiment, against the Baluchi Army of the Ameers of Scinde. The desert fortress of Emaun Ghur was destroyed and then, on the 17th February 1843, Napier’s small force defeated 30,000 Baluchis at Meeanee. The province of Scinde fell into British hands and the Cheshire Regiment gained the honours of Meeanee, Hyderbad and Scinde. The honours of Meeanee and Hyderbad are shared with some Indian Regiments. That of Scinde is borne by The Cheshire Regiment alone.
August 24th 1914 during the retreat from Mons, the First Battalion was positioned in between the villages of Dour and Elouges and received orders to retire from the field. The Cheshire Regiment received this order ten minutes after the Regiments on their left and right and were cut off by overwhelming German forces. Realising that the battle was lost Baker rushed into a house in the village of Audregnies and stowed the colour behind some straw, begging the occupants not to give the colour to anyone but an Englishman.
Did you have a relative who served with the Cheshire Regiment? Our volunteer researchers have access to many documents in the archive. For more information on research look in the research area of MUSEUM SERVICES. You can download a form and get in contact. We do ask for a small donation to help with our costs.