Duke of Wellington's Regiment Museum to re-open Crimean War display

The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Museum will re-open their Crimean War display on Saturday, November 4.
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The Duke of Wellington's Regiment Regimental Association have been updating and refreshing their Regimental Museum, housed within Bankfield Museum, for over a year.

The final element of the current phase of work is the reopening of their display on the Crimean War, where the 33rd Regiment, as it was known then, fought throughout the war from 1853 to 1855. The Regiment fought in all three of the principal battles of the war - Alma, Inkerman and Sevastopol.

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The new display will be formally opened by John Carr-Ellison, whose ancestor Captain John Carr, was a young officer in the Regiment throughout the war and kept an excellent diary of his experiences which the association draw on extensively in the display.

Bankfield Museum, Ackroyd Park, Boothtown, HalifaxBankfield Museum, Ackroyd Park, Boothtown, Halifax
Bankfield Museum, Ackroyd Park, Boothtown, Halifax

The opening ceremony will take place between 12pm and 2pm on the day and Councillor Jenny Lynn, of Calderdale Council, will be in attendance as well as Sarah Richardson, the council’s assistant director of customer services.