The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1896 · Palm House Opens
In 1896, the Palm House opened. It was designed by Mackenzie and Moncur of Edinburgh. It was designed in the tradition of Joseph Paxton's glass houses and originally had a rich collection of exotic plants.