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CRIMEAN WAR GROUP PRESENTS CHEQUE TO GREEN HOWARDS MUSEUM
Two Crimean War soldiers in full uniform have visited the Green Howards Regimental Museum in Richmond to present a cheque for £250.
Mike Bussey and Kevin Mitchell, both members of the UK Re-enactors of the 19th Regiment (1st Yorks. North Riding) The Green Howards, were at the Museum to meet Major General Andrew Farquhar and to thank the museum for its help in ensuring that the uniforms and equipment they use in their re-enactments are authentic. They were dressed as Green Howards during the Crimean War period from 1854 to 1856.
The group was set up for an event in Richmond Castle in 2004. Major Roger Chapman, then Curator of the Green Howards Museum, advised on uniforms and allowed the group to take moulds of buttons, belt buckles and helmet plates to ensure complete accuracy. Since then they have appeared at historical sites all around the country, most recently back at Richmond Castle.
A non-profit-making organisation, the 19th Regiment of Foot donates money each year to worthy causes and to organisations that have given them assistance. This year the group decided to make a donation to the museum to
show their appreciation for the help given to them by Museum and staff when they were first getting set up.