The Leicestershire Ancestors Leicestershire and Rutland Timeline.
The L & R Timeline contains all-sorts of useful information. National events, local events, changes in the law, local history in fact anything that could have affected how you have had a lightbulb moment!
Victorian Age ends in 1901
Large families were becomming a thing of the past!
Birth Control more common
Population of England and Wales 32.5 million
170,000 sent to prison (52,000 females)
Aliens Act 1905
The Drill Hall, Loughborough, was Headquarters of the 5th battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment, from its creation in 1908 until the 1950s.
Pensions introduced by Liberal Government 1st Jan 1909
Population of England and Wales 36.1 million
Society of Genealogists started
National Insurance Act
Royal Commission on the Housing of the Population
Forestry Commission created in 1919
The 1st Battalion was involved in the Irish War of Independence 1920 - 1922
Pensionable age reduced to 65
In 1946 the regiment was granted "royal" status, becoming the Royal Leicestershire Regiment
The 1st Battalion served in the Korean War from 1951 to 195219511952
The Royal Anglian Regiment (R ANGLIAN) is an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Queen's Division.
The regiment was formed on 1 September 1964