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Wellington Barracks, Bury

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Type  Barracks
In use  1845-1968
Year built  1845
Built for  War Office
Operator  British Army
Occupants  Lancashire Fusiliers
Owner  Ministry of Defence
Occupant  Lancashire Fusiliers
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Wellington Barracks was a military installation on Bolton Road in Bury, Greater Manchester.

History

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.

The Lancashire Fusiliers War Memorial stood outside the entrance to the barracks until 2009, when it was moved to Gallipoli Gardens, next to the relocated regimental museum.

References

Wellington Barracks, Bury Wikipedia


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