team vlhm

 

Wayne Hester

Wayne Hester

Director

Wayne lives in the Guide area and is a Queens Lancashire Regiment veteran. Since leaving the Armed Forces, Wayne has been a committed father and husband and has dedicated a lot of his spare time to working with other charitable organisations, while enjoying his passion of motorcycles.  

Wayne joined the Veterans Living History Museum in 2017 and recognized that there was a need within the veteran community for a hub

He is very well respected within the military community and has a deep passion for his work within the ex-service personnel community

Patrick O'Reilly

Patrick O'Reilly

Director

Pat joined the army in 1993, and after completing a 26 week infantry training  He went on to join the 1st battalion the Queens Lancashire Regiment. After serving in Berlin, Canada and deploying on Op Resolute, Bosnia as part of IFOR with 1st Mechanized Brigade. He trained as an Infantryman, Platoon Medic , before leaving in 1998.

Pat is passionate about military history and enjoys talking about the artifacts we have on display and why we should not forget our past.

Jimmy Elsworth

Jimmy Elsworth

Director

James is a Queens Lancashire Regiment veteran and lives in the Rossendale area. He is a lone parent and the president of his local working mens club. He started working with the Veterans Living History Museum in 2017.  Like a lot of ex-service personnel, 

James has had his issues since leaving the Armed Forces and fully understands what his fellow veterans are going through. He is an integral part of the team and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organisation. 

David McLeary

David McLeary

Director

David joined the Army in 1988 training in JIB OUSTEN. He served for 22 years and took part in operations in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Iraq. David was blown up in Basra on the 5ht April and suffered multiple injuries, 5 soldiers who David was with at the time sadly didn’t make it.

As a result, David spent 4 years in rehabilitation at Headley Court, discharging from the Military afterwards. David brings a wealth of military knowledge to the Hub/Museum.