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Re(10): For Geoff-Bury Parish Church - Lancashire Fusiliers Colours
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Hi Geoff,

in Carlisle, the Border Regiment have one set of very old ashes of colours preserved in an Urn. However, the circumstances surrounding how they became ashes is unusual, to say the least. Colours held in an airtight frame are not unusual try The Green Howard's Museum in Richmond for information. The cost may be prohibitive if this route is considered as eluded to by Dennis.

I just wonder if all of the Lancashire Fusiliers colours in Bury Parish church have been listed but lost through the mist of time. The church is a Grade 1 building and was the LF's Garrison Church. All very interesting stuff. Les

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