A special series of Winckley Square guided walks is taking place to celebrate International Women’s Day.Advertisement
The walks, which are dedicated to the women of Winckley Square, will take place this month in honour of International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March.
A walk titled Preston’s Most Famous Suffragette will explore where Edith Rigby was born, married and lived.
This walk will take place on Wednesday 6 March at 10am, and will last around two hours.
The Extraordinary Women of Winckley Square walk will tell the stories of women including Frances Winckley, who rode alongside the Duke of Wellington inspecting the troops after Waterloo, and the accountant who ended up on Hitler’s hit list.
There are two opportunities to join this walk – Friday 8 March and Sunday 10 March. These walks will start at 2pm and last just over an hour.
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In addition, the popular Former Residents of Winckley Square walk will take place on Wednesday 6 March at 2pm and Sunday 17 March at 2pm.
During this walk stories are shared about the Georgian Square’s famous and infamous early residents. Scandalous stories abound, such as the dentist who had two fatalities in his chair and tried to commit election fraud, yet still became Mayor of Preston.
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All walks start in the centre of Winckley Square gardens, and can be booked via Eventbrite. For any queries contact email@example.com or follow the Friends of Winckley Square Gardens on Facebook.
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