Sunday, 28 February 2016

Loyal Warrington Volunteers

This full-length portrait depicts James Ashton, one of the Loyal Warrington Volunteers in uniform. He is stood on a balcony with drums on his right, and a view behind of a church and green.
The Loyal Warrington Volunteers, a county militia regiment, were formed in 1798 and disbanded in 1801. They reformed again in 1803 as the Warrington Local Militia, known as the 'Blue Backs' because their uniform tunics had a scarlet front and a blue back.

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