CHESHIRE Military Museum in the Castle Square, Chester has unveiled a new exhibition area recording the history of the horse in battle and the exploits of the local regiments over the centuries.
The new exhibition room provides more detail about the Cheshire Yeomanry, a local cavalry regiment tracing its history back to 1797 when Sir John Fleming Leicester of Tabley raised a body of provisional cavalry comprising six troops.
It briefly charts the use of the horse in battle since 1200BC and goes on to record aspects of regimental history from the successful Heavy Brigade Charge in the Crimean War to probably the last British cavalry ‘charge’ by The Cheshire Yeomanry in Syria in 1941.
Details of the various regiments, their heroic exploits and the vital role that the horse once played are all illustrated.
The permanent exhibition, designed by Kerry Maddrell at kmcreative and built with the help of Museum volunteers Dave Mapley and Dave Clark, was opened by Major General The Duke of Westminster and it completes an exciting visual history of four famous Army Regiments connected with the County of Cheshire from 1685 to the present day.
Guiding you over three centuries this interactive and visual display with a continuous film on the story of the Cheshire Yeomanry highlights events involving the soldiers of Cheshire bringing the story to life.
Educational and informative, it is well worth a visit for adults and children alike.