Wellington Barracks, Bury
The Regimental Headquarters at Wellington Barracks
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The barracks were completed as part of the response to the Chartist riots in 1845. In 1873 a system of recruiting areas based on counties was instituted under the Cardwell Reforms and the barracks became the depot for the two battalions of the 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment. Following the Childers Reforms, the regiment evolved to become the Lancashire Fusiliers with its depot in the barracks in 1881.
The Regiment amalgamated with several other regiments to form the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in 1968 and the barracks were demolished in 1969. The Regimental Headquarters were retained and used as a Regimental Museum until 2009 when the collection moved to Moss Street in Bury. The Regimental Headquarters was then converted into a business complex in 2013.
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