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Preston celebrates the 300th anniversary of the last battle in England

Posted on - 23rd October, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Events, History, Preston City Centre, Preston History, Preston Minster, Things To Do, University
Battle Map of Preston 1715

Battle Map of Preston 1715

Three hundred years ago, in 1715, the last battle in England was fought in Preston, Lancashire between English government forces and the Jacobite rebels. Over the next few weeks and leading up to the anniversary of the major battle on 12 November 1715, there will be many events happening in Preston to commemorate the start of the uprising and the eventual battle.

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List of events occurring throughout October, November and December:

Saturday 24 October 11.00am
England’s Last Battle: Preston 1715
Talk by Dr David Hunt
South Ribble Museum, Leyland PR25 3FJ
No charge

Wednesday 28 October 7.30pm
The Battle of Preston 1715
Talk by Dr David Hunt
St Mary’s Church Hall, Penwortham PR2 0SR
£1 includes tea/coffee and biscuits

Thursday 29 October 10.30am – 3.30pm
The Jacobites are Coming
Family activities for half term
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston PR1 2PP
No charge

Tuesday 10 November 1.30pm
The Proclamation of James III
Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP
No charge

Wednesday 11 November 12.30pm – 1.30pm
1715 – Jacobites in the Archives
Talk by Kathryn Newman
Lancashire Archives, Bow Lane, Preston PR1 2RE

Wednesday 11 November 7.30pm
The Battle of Preston 1715 – The Build Up to the Battle and the Aftermath
Talk by Dr Bill Shannon
Garstang URC Hall, Garstang PR3 1FL
Small charge

Saturday 14 November 10.00am – 4.00pm
Discover the Battle of Preston Activity Day
Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston PR1 3BU
No charge

Sunday 15 November 3.00pm – 3.50pm
Commemorative Service
Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston PR1 3BU
No charge

Sunday 15 November 4.30pm – 6.30pm
The Last Battle – Stories from the Streets of 1715 in Light, Sound and Performance
Church Street, Preston
No charge

Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 November 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Reflections on Rebellion – History, Myth and the Jacobites
Talks and debate with historians from UCLan
The Harris, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP
No charge

Sunday 21 November 9.30am – 4.00pm
The Jacobite Rising of 1715 Study Day
University of Central Lancashire
£10.00

Monday 7 December 7.15pm
The Battle of Preston 1715 – The Build Up to the Battle and the Aftermath
Talk by Dr Bill Shannon
Preston Historical Society
Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston PR1 3BU
Members free: Visitors £3.00

Blog Preston will be hosting a timeline of occurrences during this period which will be delivered by the Preston Historical Society in a chronological order of events. The first part of this series will start tomorrow, Saturday 24 October, at 8.00am bringing everyone up-to-speed on what has happened so far.

Follow @Preston1715 on Twitter for up-to-date news and information.

Will you attend any of the 1715 events? Let us know in the comments below.

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