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Uncover Winckley Square’s hidden histories with these guided walks

A view of Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall Winckley Square guided walks are back for April and May. The free walks, led by the Friends of Winckley Square, uncover the hidden histories of Preston’s Georgian Square. There are […]

2 months ago
Great British Railway Journeys visit Preston’s suffragette city

Journalist and railway enthusiast Michael Portillo will visit Preston in the next episode of BBC’s Great British Railway Journeys. Returning to the screen for its 10th series, Portillo kicks off […]

4 months ago
Edith Rigby play to be performed at the Harris

Woman on Fire tells the life story of Edith Rigby Woman on Fire tells the life story of Edith Rigby Preston’s suffragette is to be marked with a performance about her life in the city. The Harris Museum and Art […]

9 months ago
Latest Winckley Square history walk to take place

Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall A history stroll returns to one of the city’s most historic places. Georgian square Winckley Square sees a guided walk round on Wednesday (4 April. […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston actress and campaigner featured in Amnesty International list

Rehearsal shot of Woman on Fire Claire Moore playing Edith Rigby A century on from when women won the right to vote in the UK an international charity has highlighted the work being done by ‘modern […]

1 year ago
Why it is only right we have an Edith Rigby statue in Preston

Edith Rigby, pictured left, and the blue plaque to her in Winckley Square Pic: Preston Digital Archive/Tony Worrall It might seem strange now, if not outright bizarre, that 100 years […]

1 year ago
Edith Rigby’s suffragette story is going to Edinburgh Fringe

Rehearsal shot of Woman on Fire Rehearsal shot of Woman on Fire A solo show telling the story of Preston’s suffragette is heading for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Edith Rigby’s fiery storey is being told by […]

2 years ago
How we’re helping story of Preston’s Suffragette to be told

Claire Moore who is putting on the Edith Rigby show and Ed Walker, editor and founder of Blog Preston pictured in Winckley Square Claire Moore who is putting on the Edith Rigby show and Ed Walker, editor and founder of Blog Preston pictured in Winckley Square Taking the story of women’s rights campaigners […]

2 years ago
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