Friday, 25 August 2017

Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot) Museum - Boer War


Boer war section







Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot) Museum - Burma 1885-87

I wasn't familiar with this campaign, so I found this really interesting.









Monday, 14 August 2017

Royal Welch Fusilier (23rd Foot) Museum - Boxer Rebellion



Boxer drum and weapons

Picture on the right is the engine shed defended by 2RWF and the US Marines in Tientsin

Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot) Museum - Seven Years War

There was a large section on the Seven Years War. I didn't photo everything just the bits that caught my eye. I liked the diorama of the Battle of Minden. It was set at a height that you could look down the musket barrels at the charging cavalry.









Battle of Minden 1st August 1759








Royal Welch Fusilier (23rd Foot) Museum

I took the opportunity to pop into the Royal Welch Museum in Caernarfon castle while I was there. It's much larger than when I last visited and completely different. If I remember it used to be in one tower now it's in 2, with displays in the walk way between them. Well worth a visit.







Celebrating the regiments sporting achievements. A very dramatic picture.
1833

1870s

1970s

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Caernarfon Castle

Great day out at Caernarfon

View across to Anglesey


Town walls

Chapel built in to the walls

Market square

Lloyd George statue

The castle

View from the walls of the river

view from the walls of the market square

The old harbour masters building 

Lyons youth brass band setting up

view of the river and Snowdonia


Swing bridge in action



View of the town and Snowdonia in the background





The band in action

They sounded great in the natural auditorium