Over One Hundred Years of Regimental History
The Regimental Museum Trust is responsible for the Regimental Museum, established in 1979 to protect the collection of artifacts acquired since the foundation of the 8th (Scottish) Volunteer Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) in 1900. This and its successor units are generally known as The Liverpool Scottish
Associated with the Army Museum Ogilby Trust and the Association of Independent Museums
Liverpool Scottish Regimental Museum Trust (Reg Charity 277953)
After over a hundred years of sheltering firers on the range at Altcar, now sadly unsafe and beyond economic repair, the Forbes (or Liverpool Scottish) Hut had to be demolished earlier this year. The easiest and by far the cheapest solution was to destroy it by a controlled fire conducted by range staff with the fire service in attendance.
No official Liverpool Scottish regimental commemoration is planned, in the light of the demands made on our resources by the Hooge Centenary event in 2015. However, we intend to maintain an information page for the benefit of those interested, particularly the families of those of the Liverpool Scottish who took part in the battle involving the 55th (West Lancashire) Division over 8/9th August 1916. This may be of interest to those intending to visit the area. Those intending to travel to the Guillemont area are invited to register their interest with the Museum Trust so that they can be updated This page will contain more information in due course.
World War 1 Centenary
As the interest in the 1914 centenary increases we are involved in a number of activates. To reflect that special emphasis we have produced a new section (see aabove) entitled a Hundred Years Ago. Currently has a series of article (published in the volenteer) and a gallery of images from our collection. We will update this section with more articles and news about regimental events.
Award of the Ashton Trophy to Piper James (Jay) Axon
Piper James (Jay) Axon was awarded the Ashton trophy on 18th October: read the citation here
Robert Charles Lowson MM
The Liverpool Scottish, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders (TA)
The Trustees of the Liverpool Scottish Regimental Museum have heard, with great regret, of the death of Bob Lowson MM, at the age of 92, on 2nd August 2013. He was believed to be the last surviving member of the gallant group of Liverpool Scottish soldiers that volunteered for service with the Commandos in WW2. Previously he had been employed as a clerk and was living in Rock Ferry in the Wirral.
To read a full obituary please click Here
Presentation of Colours at Goodison Park 1938 by King George VI. Five hundred men of the Liverpool Scottish on parade (printed commentary available). Original professionally shot in 16mm. Fifteen minutes. Better than Trooping the Colour, High quality, remastered.
Remembrance Day 1957 and Camp Otterburn 1958 (Duke of Edinburgh's Trophy Training), TA Review Knowsley Hall 1958, Opening of Chavasse Barracks 1950s with associated audio tape ‘Sir Arthur Gemmell recalls Noel Chavasse at first-hand’ (previously unpublished)
Camp Sharjah 1968 and Remembrance Sunday 1968. Amateur film transferred professionally
Film Compilation of V Company on 1970s, Warcop Ranges Support Weapons, Camp Cyprus 1972 and 1974 (evacuation from the Akamas Peninsula, the Fancy Dress Parade with the Wombles of Akrotiri), Penally Camp, Rifle Meetings, Lord Mayor’s Parade. Unattributed origin. See your friends? See yourself?
Previously unpublished audio of Frederick Jackson, wounded in the Charge at Hooge 1915
Cost: £15 including P&P (UK)
£16 with A5 full commentary booklet (£5 discount to those who bought an ‘original simple’ disk in March 2012)
Contact: Major Ian Riley, 51a Common Lane, Culcheth, Warrington, WA3 4EY. Cheques payable to Liverpool Scottish Museum Trust.
Payment can be made (BY ARRANGEMENT and NOT to the e-mail below) by Paypal for a £1 surcharge.
Following the move from Botanic Road in 2008 to New Zealand House in Liverpool City centre the Liverpool Scottish archive relocated again in May 2011 to offices in Eberle Street, Liverpool L2. Visits there are strictly by appointment only, generally on Wednesdays. This should be arranged through the Honorary Secretary or the Honorary Curator whose telephone contact details remain the same. Please continue to use the postal address given on the contact page. We are still in the process of moving the stored artifacts to a new location as well as organising their reassignment to other collections. Our digitisation programme has continued and we now have over 50,000 readable images from our archive collection
The Museum Trust's artifacts are in secure storage and we are in the process of transferring the core of the collection to the Museum of Liverpool where it will be held as the Liverpool Scottish collection. This is a long and complex process. In common with all museums, the Museum of Liverpool will not be able to exhibit all these items but elements are to be seen in the displays in the new Museum of Liverpool Building on the Pier Head. This is the largest museum to open in the country for nearly 100 years. Other elements of the collection may be transferred to other museums with Lancashire or Cameron Highlanders affinities; negotiations are in progress. A small display has been mounted at a Territorial Army location in Liverpool and it may be possible for accompanied access to be arranged: this depends on the availability of volunteers. More background to the decision not to redisplay the collection will be included in the next newsletter
It is planned that images and descriptions of many of our artifacts in the collection that were previously on display will be available in the future. We are aware that the website needs extensive amendment to represent our new status but again this will be a gradual process for a limited group of volunteers.
All members of the museum trust are unpaid, providing their efforts voluntarily. The trust does still face significant running costs including the costs due to compulsory relocation. With queries often taking four of five hours to research many military museums make a £25 charge or between £10 and £20 an hour. Currently our service remains generally free of charge. If you feel the response to your enquiry was of value and wish to make a contribution, donations to the trust are, especially now, most welcome.
Donations can be made to the Secretary, cheques should be made payable to the Liverpool Scottish Regimental Museum Trust. His address can be found on the Contact Us page