New Winckley Square research project needs your help

Posted on - 8th March, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - History, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston, Winckley Square
Winckley Square in times gone by
Winckley Square in times gone by

The women of Winckley Square are just one of the topics of a new research project about the Georgian gardens in the city centre.


Friends of Winckley Square, Groundwork, University of Central Lancashire and the Lancashire Archives are teaming up to explore the everyday life of people who lived, learned and worked in the Square.

The project looks at the early Victorian era to the late 1900s.

Volunteers are needed to help research the hidden history using archive documents, historic and modern images, art and exhibitions.

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Project officer for the Winckley Square project Louise Mor said: “The aim is to inspire new stories among young and older people that become a learning resource for schools and those interested in local heritage.

“Why not join us and discover how to use the wealth of historical sources that are readily available?”

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An initial event takes place on Tuesday (13 March) from 6.15pm to 7.45pm at Livesey House at the University of Central Lancashire. Sign up via Eventbrite.

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