In this the third part of the series of Winckley Square history, we continue along the eastern side of the square and on to a house built by a Mr John Dalton who owned Avenham House just a short distance away from Winckley Square and was erected some distance from John Gorst’s house at around the same time in 1809. Number 6, the house of the Rev. Roger […]3 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
Professional Free Running tumblers the Street Monkeys gave a terrific display last week in from of a packed Penwortham crowd. The Parkour Team based in Preston, who also run the Street Monkeys Academy, aim to show people that Parkour and free running are not antisocial lifestyles but can change live’s for the better. The Street Monkeys could be seen performing at last weekends Penwortham Gala […]3 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
The King and Queen Costume Competition was held on Market Square Saturday 21 June to decide who will lead the procession on carnival day. Each Band put forward a King and Queen to showcase their costumes and back packs in a dazzling display of dance and music. Each band also chooses the theme for their costume and were expected to have knowledge of Carnival and how […]3 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share Want to promote your local business?
Last weekend we were treated to another hugely successful Penwortham Gala. An estimated 10,000 people visited Hurst Grange Park over the weekend making the Gala one of the most successful in the country. As well as a park packed with stall and outstanding free entertainment the penwortham Gala Queen 2014 was crowned by the Mayor and prizes were awarded for the procession. The Best School […]3 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
The Snap That Preston 2014 winner has been chosen. The Snap That competition was launched back in March by Preston’s Business Improvement District (BID) which promotes Preston city centre. The competition aims to use your best Preston images to promote the city and also feature at an exhibition in the St George’s Shopping Centre. Photographers across the city were asked to snap Preston in a […]3 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
From the above 1852 Tallis map extract you can see that Winckley Square has undergone somewhat of a property expansion, although the land surrounding the gardens is still not fully built upon at this time. Mr Thomas Miller, a partner in the Horrockses Miller cotton firm and benefactor of Miller Park in Preston, moved from his parents house in Golden Square to 3 Winckley Square with his […]3 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share