Uncover Winckley Square’s hidden histories with these guided walks

Posted on - 4th April, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, History, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston, Winckley Square
A view of Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall
A view of Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall

Winckley Square guided walks are back for April and May.


The free walks, led by the Friends of Winckley Square, uncover the hidden histories of Preston’s Georgian Square.

There are three walks to choose from, all of which start in the centre of Winckley Square gardens.

The Former Residents Walk 
Wednesday 10 April, 2pm
Sunday 28 April, 2pm
Wednesday 8 May, 2pm
Sunday 19 May, 2pm

This walk provides an introduction to the origins and developments of Winckley Square. It explores the rich architectural heritage of the Square, as well as the hidden stories of those who once lived there – some famous and some infamous.

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Edith Rigby Guided Walk
Wednesday 24 April, 10am
Wednesday 22 May, 10am

Find out about one of the Square’s most famous residents, suffragette Edith Rigby. The walk goes beyond the square to where Edith was born, lived and where she possibly committed an illegal act. The walks takes two hours with a stop for refreshments.

Extraordinary Women of Winckley Square

Tuesday 9 April, 2pm
Saturday 25 May, 11am
Sunday 26 May, 2pm

For the last year the Friends of Winckley Square have been researching the history of women connected with the Square. They now use this walk to tell the unsung stories of women including Beatrice Todd, who established the Sailors and Soldiers’ Buffet during World War I.

Read more: Winckley Square building transformed into north west hub of creativity

Bookings can be made via Eventbrite, or by contacting Patricia on or 01772 254395.

Will you be going on one of the walks? Let us know in the comments below.

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