A team from The Royal Armouries in Leeds are scanning a number of museum documents as part of a two year project to digitise precious written records of the First World War. Over the coming months, Archivists Philip Abbot and Caroline Walter will visit Richmond to work their way through a number of diaries and written accounts of the war, focusing on descriptions of trench warfare and the Gallipolli campaign, The Somme, Passchendale, The Armistice,...Read More »
Local childminders Lucy Atkinson and Sarah Shuttleworth were our 100th paying visitors following reopening – bringing six toddlers for a look round the museum.
Sarah had been to the museum years ago, but has been keeping her eye on the museum website to find out when we would be reopening.
We rewarded them with some lovely goodies from the shop, and an invitation to bring the children back to take part in our next Read More »
The museum reopens on Sunday 9 November at 10am.
We look forward to welcoming visitors again, after being closed for more than a year.
If you’ve been before, we think you’ll agree – it’s quite a transformation!
For our new visitors, we’re hoping that your first visit certainly won’t be your last, as we are going to be hosting lots of activities and events at the museum from now on, thanks to our exciting community activity programme.
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Work on a major redevelopment at a North Yorkshire museum has moved a step closer to completion, and it’s time to make some big decisions about how the collection is going to be displayed in the new museum.
Whilst building work is still being carried out at The Green Howards Museum in Richmond, museum staff (including Museum Assistant Amy Mitchell, pictured above) have been working behind the scenes to finalise which of the 35,000 objects...Read More »
The 6th and 7th Battalions, Green Howards were part of the D-Day landings, wading ashore on the morning of 6 June 1944. By the evening of the first day they had fought their way seven miles inland, further than any other British or American unit. By the close of the operation 180 Green Howards had lost their lives.
Stanley Elton Hollis was born in Middlesbrough on 21 September 1912, the eldest son of Edith and Alfred Edward Hollis. In 1926, his parents moved to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Yorkshire coast where Stan worked for his father in his fish shop. At the age of 17, he was apprenticed to the Rowland & Marwood Shipping Company of Whitby to learn to be a Navigation Officer. He later transferred...Read More »
The sun shone on Richmond this weekend, as Green Howards enjoyed their annual get-together.
Major Dan Oxberry was the Parade Commander.
Edward Daniel Oxberry, known as Dan, was born in York in 1944 and attended Pocklington School. After training at RMA Sandhurst 2 Lt Oxberry was posted in 1964 to 1st Battalion in Tripoli and joined 11 Platoon, C Company. He undertook courses at Hythe and Warminster, the old...Read More »
The Green Howards Museum is holding a series of workshops with women in Catterick Garrison to explore the experiences of army wives over the past 150 years.
The exciting project is being held in partnership with the Birth and Beyond Community Supporters project, which is run by the NCT (formerly known as the National Childbirth Trust), as part of the Redeveloping the Green Howards Museum project, supported by a £974,000 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant.
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Steven Male and Miles Hunter, both 18, are A-level history students at Richmond School, and spent a week with staff from The Green Howards Museum, working in temporary offices in the town whilst the museum is completely redeveloped.
The boys, who have been offered places at Kings College London, London, on its prestigious War Studies course, researched the regiment’s role in the Norway and Dunkirk campaigns of 1940.
“We looked at the build-up to key battles, found...Read More »
The Friends of the Green Howards Museum have commissioned a bronze statuette to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. It features Donald Bell, one of 12 Green Howards to be awarded the Victoria Cross, chosen as a shining example of valour and sacrifice.
The statuette shows Second Lieutenant Donald Bell, as the leader of a bombing team, charging at a German trench on the Somme in July 1916. This act later won him the VC and...Read More »