A project to trace the history and stories of one of Preston’s most famous squares has begun.
Winckley Square is a tranquil place to enjoy a quiet lunch break, but its past holds many questions – and a Preston arts group are aiming to answer them.
They Eat Culture arts group are looking for stories, memories and local knowledge of the Square to bring it life.
Nathalie Boobis, project co-ordinator for They Eat Culture, said: “At the moment, I’m looking for people’s research, memories and stories of the people and events of Winckley Square’s past so it would be really good to hear from people.
“These stories will be worked into a professional story that will be told by a storyteller, a life size art works depicting notable historical figures and hopefully a short play.”
To celebrate the Square, a one day ‘Pop-Up Victorian Pie Shop’ will take place on Saturday 23rd June in Winckley Square between 12noon and 5pm.
It will feature arts and craft workshops, walking tours of the Square and plenty of pies.
The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Winckley Square Community Interest Company.
If you have any memories of Winckley Square you can contact Nathalie on Nathalie@theyeatculture.org or leave your memories in the comments below
Image credit to Bernie Blackburn