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Shako, South Durham Militia

Officer's Shako, 1st South Durham Militia, 1861-1868. This shako (hat) is made from cork with a dark blue cloth cover and leather peak and chin strap. The red and white wool ball tuft is held in a silver claw. The 1st Durham Militia had its headquarters in Barnard Castle in south-west County Durham. In 1881 this Regiment became the 3rd Battalion DLI. Acc No: 1013

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