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Details of the Preston Remembers World War One walking tours

Posted on - 5th December, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, History

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Three walking tours through Preston city centre will be held tomorrow (December 6) starting at midday.

The tours are part of the Preston Remembers programme of World War One walking tours.

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All these tours advise you to bring sturdy walking shoes and are completely free.

Details of all three tours are below.

Joseph Garstang 

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Meeting point – row of red teleophone boxes, Old Post Office, PR1 2EL

12pm – 1pm 

This tour focuses on the life of Joseph Garstang.

A market gardener, personal trainer and conscientious objector. He said: “I’m not training these lads up to be cannon fodder.”

He was imprisoned and force fed, finishing the war a broken man.

The tour will finish at the Cenotaph.

Josh Gregson

Meeting point – Museum of Lancashire

12.30pm – 2pm

This will focus on the life of John Gregson.

He was orphaned at an early age and joined the army before the war.

He was killed in the trenches in June 1915, leaving behind a wife and three children.

The tour will finish at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

Beatrice Blackhurst

Meeting point – Avenham Park entrance, Ribblesdale Place

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2pm – 3.30pm

This tour will focus on the life of Beatrice Blackhurst.

A mother and campaigner who was part of the committee that set up Preston Station Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Free Buffet.

She was an advocate for children’s and women’s rights.

This tour will finish at Preston railway station.

 

 

 

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