Welcome – our very first post!

Welcome to The Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial website page. We are thrilled that the decision has been made to erect a memorial to celebrate and reflect the Regiment’s 300 years of loyal and conspicuous service to the Crown.

We are delighted that this memorial will be placed in the centre of Halifax and will bring it back to the family and the very core of this regiment. There is a tremendous amount of focus on the town that is often described as the North’s best kept secret. And, with the opening of the Piece Hall on Yorkshire Day, 1st August 2017 after a three-and-a-half-year renovation to bring the elegant Georgian building back to its former glory, there could not be a better time to place this memorial in the Regiment’s home town. Robin Tuddenham, Chief Executive of Calderdale Council wrote an impressive piece about the opening-  Our Finest Hour: We Made Yorkshire Day Ours!

For over 240 years we have recruited men from the West Riding of Yorkshire, especially from within the environs of Halifax where our Regimental depot was established and which has always been seen as our ‘home’ town. The aim of erecting our memorial here is to commemorate that heritage, our soldiers’ commitment over the generations to the nation and our home county’s support for them and their families.

We are delighted to be working with the Calderdale Council who have been incredibly supportive of this project and we will work closely with them to make sure we deliver something that Halifax is proud of too.

“Calderdale Council is fully supportive of this wonderful project for the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial in Halifax. We have a long and proud association with the regiment, and would be delighted to see the statue further add to our heritage experience and sense of place in the town.” Robin Tuddenham, Chief Executive of Calderdale Council.

Please get behind this amazing project and its appeal and make a donation, engage with us and encourage others to do so and help to make this the most stunning memorial and something to remember with pride.  In turn it will bring awareness of this unique regiment, its history within the West Riding and will raise awareness of The Yorkshire Regiment and where we are today.