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Carlisle Castle photographic exhibition

Castle Exhibition flyer[C]umbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle will open its first photographic exhibition next weekend.

Carlisle Castle, Fortress, Depot, Landmark will open on Saturday (21 January) at the Museum and will focus on Carlisle’s most famous landmark through the ages and will include the Civic Coat of Arms, mayoral visits and linking the military connection to the City of Carlisle.

Kindly supported by Carlisle City Council Community Events Fund the exhibition is a nostalgic visitor experience with unseen photographs, earliest illustrations, archive material and pictorial images from Tullie House Collections from the 18th and 19th Centuries. One of the items on show will be the Key to the Castle keep, a metal key ceremoniously given to the 4th Battalion, The Border Regiment when it took up residence in the castle in 1963.

Stuart Eastwood Curator said: “Carlisle Castle, Fortress, Depot, Landmark will give a nostalgic glimpse of familiar views that have long gone. For those not old enough to remember it shows the change of the industrial landscape of Carlisle and parts of Carlisle long since demolished. It will also show the close involvement of the regiment and the military to the life of the City.”

Stuart also went on to add that the Museum are keen to see any photographs or documents linked to the Castle’s Military history to help contribute to our archive.

The Exhibition opens to the public on Saturday 21 January until 23 April. Normal museum admission charges apply.

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