MILITARY – 1st Battalion Yorkshire North Riding Volunteers.

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 17/07/1868.


                Yesterday, (16/06), and the immense number of people were called in to Redcar by special trains from various parts of the district, and all were glad to avail of themselves of the opportunity of having a “dip” into the waves. Additional interest was no doubt thrown around the place, in consequence of a drill being held by the 1st Battalion Yorks, North Riding Rifle Volunteers, preparatory to the annual inspection on Monday week (30/06), at Richmond. The men were assembled in a field belonging to Mr George Wren, in the year the gasworks, Redcar, and put through a serious of evolutions, Major Scrope, commanding, the details being efficiently looked to by captain Powell, adjutant, and afterwards, were marched to a marquee erected upon the new sea wall, where the inner requirements of the volunteers were well attended to. The number present was:-  Officers, 31; Sergeants, 48; rank and file, 591; total, 670. The men spent the afternoon in boat excursions, walking on the beach, &C., And returned home by train in the evening.



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