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59 Everton Road

59 Everton Road or Everton Road Barracks was a TA Centre in Liverpool. It was used by the 9th Kings who saw action in the First World War. It is still in use today by the famous Red Triangle Karate Club.

History

Shortly after the commencement of the Volunteer Movement in 1859, many members of the press in Liverpool were desirous of forming a regiment composed of men connected with their professions. A meeting was held in the Liverpool Town Hall, and the scheme was so well received that steps were taken towards the formation the corps. Sanction was obtained, and on 21 February 1861, the officers and men of the new unit took the oath of allegiance at St. George's Hall. Thus came into being the 80th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers, and on 2 April 1863, the 73rd Battalion of the Lancashire Rifle Volunteers was amalgamated with it. In the early days of its existence the new unit attended reviews and inspections at Mount Vernon, Newton le Willows and Aintree. Some time afterwards it was renumbered the 19th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers. Later, in 1888, it became the 6th Volunteer Battalion of The King's (Liverpool Regiment).

The early parades of the Regiment took place at Rose Hill Police Station, and the Corn Exchange, Brunswick Street, until Headquarters were established at 16 Soho Street until 1884 when it moved for the more commodious, better equipped detachment at 59 Everton Road, where the Battalion stationed until 1914. The recruiting area of the Battalion covered the Everton district of Liverpool, a locality inhabited chiefly by members of the tradesmen and artisan classes, which made the bulk of its recruits. The officers for the most part were drawn from the professional class and business houses of the city.

References

59 Everton Road Wikipedia


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