Salute Andrew Gleave from Walton le Dale. He is normally based at the Yorkshire Bank’s Bolton branch as Commercial Manager, but his mission on Friday 15 May was to take part in a special ‘Give and Gain Day’. So he reported for duty to the Lancashire Infantry Museum at Preston’s Fulwood Barracks, with two colleagues, in their own special uniforms with the Bank’s ‘We Care About Here’ logo.Advertisement
Their mission, set by Museum Curator Jane Davies, was to help with cleaning historic scarlet uniforms from the Museum collection from The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, the East Lancashire Regiment and the South Lancashire Regiment, all ancestors of today’s Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. “The historic uniforms are too precious to wash – so we use special chemical pads to keep the material clean and ready for display” said Jane. “It is wonderful to have extra hands for task like this, and we are most grateful to Keith and the Bolton bank team”.
Andrew said that the programme was part of the bank’s special business week of giving things back to the community. “It’s been a great privilege to work here’” he added ” – and probably the first time that Yorkshire’s White Rose has cleaned Red Rose uniforms!”
The Museum is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Admission and car parking are free. Visitors do need to provide personal identification – such as a photo ID driving licence. More information can be found on the Museum website.
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