Popular Preston Crematorium history walks return

Posted on - 23rd March, 2013 - 1:30pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston, Wildlife and Conservation
Red deer can be seen in Preston's Crematorium which has become a haven for wildlife

Red deer can be seen in Preston’s Crematorium which has become a haven for wildlife

A walk around Preston’s Crematorium has been expanded to two sessions due to its popularity.


Local historian David Hindle will lead two free walks around the crem on Longridge Road and explain the story of the site.

Hindle’s walk will explain how Red Scar Manor, which used to stand on the crem’s grounds, was home to the influential Cross family.

William Cross brought the idea of creating Winckley Square to the city after seeing London’s public spaces in the 1800s.

The walk will also allow visitors to see the wildlife in the area including red deer, rabbits, birds and great crested newts.

There is no charge of the walk and a free hot drink is provided at the end.

The morning session starts at 10.30am and lasts until 12noon. The afternoon walk starts at 2.15pm and finishes around 3.45pm.

More information available on the council website.

Image credit to Adriaan Westra

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