I have been doing a bit or reading and found the following Re: Uniforms
'1880 Cardwell Reforms saw the abolition of numbered regiments and the amalgamation by pairs of old regiments to form new ones under territorial designations'.
'the opportunity was taken to rationalise multi-coloured regimental facings on tunics to a national basis: white for English and Welsh regiments, Yellow for Scottish, green for Irish regiments with Royal association retained blue'.
'The Lines blue helmet remained unchanged with centre star plates'.
'The tunics remained the same cut with Royal facings or new national colours for collar & cuffs'.
'The cuffs became round (jam pots) with no extra embellishment, the shoulder straps were plain scarlet. Officers kept their pointed cuffs with lace and braid according to rank'.
Paraphrase notes taken from: British Infantry Uniforms since 1660, By Michael Barthorp, p100, Dress 1881-1901
Plate image from: The Thin Red Line, Uniforms of the British Army 1751-1914, B.K Fosten
Bought Robert Bonner book on Ladysmith Barracks which I thoroughly enjoyed, but Im still on the hunt for a set of drawings, plans, elevations etc of Ashton barracks.