Preston Remembers: Flag Market to be transported back to outbreak of First World War

Posted on - 9th September, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, History, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Preston Pals on the Flag Market in 1914

Preston Pals on the Flag Market in 1914 Pic: Preston Digital Archive

Prestonians are being invited to find out the impact the first months of the First World War had on the city.


The Heritage Open Weekend sees buildings in Preston opened up for the public to explore – and a tour with history experts offered.

Preston Remembers is a project opening the lid on the role the city played in WWI, with events on the Flag Market during Saturday 13 September.

The square will be transported back in time to the outbreak of war in Europe.

You will be able to meet the Lancashire Hussars, a re-enactment group based on Squadron D of the Lancashire Hussars Territorial Yeomanry, a cavalry unit who’s men and horses served in the war.

Emma Heslewood, curator of history at the Harris, and John Garlington, a local historian, will run a walk and talk tour.

Meanwhile at the Harris Museum the remarkable stories of the Preston men who were some of the first to answer the call to arms in 1914 and 1915 are featured in the Preston Remembers exhibition.

The events run from 10.30am to 3.30pm. To book a place on the walking tour call 01772 905 414.

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