NEW! online exhibition

Museum volunteer and Green Howards veteran, Peter Etherington has seen his research for a new online exhibition come to fruition. The 92-year-old from Teesside is the museum’s oldest, and unsurprisingly, longest serving, volunteer.

His most recent project was to research the history of the regimental depot, Richmond Barracks, which is a major landmark in the town. It is now a residential area called The Garden Village. Peter’s research helped the museum team create their latest online exhibition.

Volunteer Peter holding mobile showing Depot online exhibition.A plaque, referencing the site’s history was unveiled this month featuring a QR linking to the exhibition, so that passers by can find out more about the historic site.

residents with the plaqueOpened in 1877, the Depot became the focal point for Green Howards soldiers for the next 88 years, including Peter, who completed his initial National Service training there.

The unveiling took place on Tuesday 4 November and was attended by representatives from Green Howards Association, the Western Front Association and the museum, as well as Garden Village residents.

archive aerial image of the depot.

Featuring objects from our collection as well as written and audio archive, the exhibition explores the history of the Depot over time and its place, not only in the military history of the town, but as part of the fabric of Richmond society.