Friends of Winckley Square to host talk on pioneering Preston women from history

Posted on - 17th February, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, History, Preston buildings & attractions, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston, Winckley Square
The event will be held at Central Methodist Church, Lune Street. Pic: Google

The Friends of Winckley Square have invited residents to a talk this March on the achievements of local women from history.


At 7pm on 9 March, Friends of Winckley Square will discuss the trailblazing women who broke the boundaries imposed on their sex.

The group said when people hear the stories, they are often astonished, shocked, incredulous or resigned to the fact that, back then, life was not fair.

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They also said that when we learned in school that life was unequal, we understood it as part of the broad sweep of history.

But attendees can hear how Preston women resisted the status quo and drove change.

The talk allows attendees to understand how the historical norms kept them out of the world of male comfort and hear how they were pioneers in breaking down structural barriers and paving the way for others to claim their rightful place as equals.

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Friends of Winckley Square’s Susan will introduce the lives of Winckley women pioneers who were female firsts in Preston.

The talk takes place at Central Methodist Church, Lune Street, Preston.

Attendees can turn up on the day but are encouraged to book.

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