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Re(4): Old Regimental Colours
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Hi All,
I also add my final comment to this string:
Once old colours have been laid up in a church or cathedral, is any effort made to conserve them or are they simply left to decay? At what stage are decayed colours considered too far gone for further display and how are the remains disposed of?
Judging by the state of the old Lancashire Fusiliers Colours in St Mary's Parish church, Bury, then no effort is made to preserve them. (or so it it seems).
Strange as it may seem though I feel quite proud to standing under the old and battered colours, thinking about the history and the men that served under them at the time. Standing under perfectly preserved colours just would not have the same effect on me.
Geoff has already used the term"dust to dust" etc a perfectly apt description in my view. What happens when ALL the colours "fade away" like old soldiers! What do we hand to our grandchildren of Lancashire Fusilier legacy, Surely this must be a powerful argument for "limited preservation". We have a museum, we currently custodians of LF silver and many other artifacts plus we have cased RRF colours. I rest my case for limited restoration. Omnia Audax. Les




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