Regimental display at Morrisons

Nelosn town centre.
Nelosn town centre.

Shoppers at Morrisons in Nelson took the chance to see a display of historic photographs from the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment on Sunday.

The exhibition was part of a travelling show at supermarkets around the county and attracted a lot of interest.

Among those who looked in was former Nelson man Peter McMullan, who was back in town from Western Australia to visit his mum. He is a former member of the Royal Australian Air Force and is closely connected with the Army museum of Western Australia.

Administration manager at the Pendle Street store, Rachel Holmes, entered into the spirit of the occasion by wearing the pith helmet worn by Don “Lofty” Estelle in the 1970s TV comedy “It Ain’t Half Hot Mum”. which had been presented by the actor in 1990 to Rochdale veteran Malcolm Vickers and who was present on Sunday.

A regiment spokesman said he was delighted with the response of shoppers to the display and promised on the next visit, they would take more space in order to show a greater selection of photgraphs from the regiment’s past from the Boer War to the present day.