Learn about Preston’s most famous suffragette in a Friend of Winckley Square tour

Posted on - 23rd March, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, History, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston, Winckley Square
Socially distanced sun seeking in Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall
Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall

If you’d like to discover more about the life of Edith Rigby, Preston’s most famous suffragette, then you can join Judy, a Friend of Winckley Square Tour Guide for a guided walk. 


The walk starts in the centre of Winckley Square Gardens and takes you to where Edith was born, you stop for refreshments in the lovely cafe at the Central Methodist Church where Edith married Charles Rigby.

You spend time in Winckley Square where Edith and Charles lived with their adopted son Sandy and where many of the Preston Suffragette meetings were held. 

The walk is being held on Saturday (26 March) from 10am and lasts for two hours.

Read more: Friends of Winckley Square guided walk to discuss power and influence in Preston


The walk progresses to Miller Park where she was suspected of tarring Lord Derby’s Statue. If you look carefully you can still see the tar. 

Hear about Edith’s time in prison and how she and many more women who wanted the vote were subjected to the ‘Cat and Mouse Act.’

Tickets are £4, and you can just turn up but places are limited so be assured of a place and book a ticket through Eventbrite. 

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