Friends of Winckley Square host ‘1950s An Age of Optimism’ exhibition

Posted on - 15th June, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, History, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Central Methodist Church, Lune Street. Pic: Google

A Preston group have invited residents to a new exhibition focusing on life in the 1950s.

Friends of Winckley Square’s ‘1950s An Age of Optimism Exhibition’ urges locals to walk down memory lane and see how their parents or grandparents lived in the 1950s.

Seven exhibition boards show how national events impacted the lives of people in Preston.

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The themes covered include Baby Boomers, Teenage Identity, Preston Holidays – Wakes Weeks, Cinema, PNE, 1952 Preston Guild and more.

The exhibition runs from Thursday, 9 June, until 18 June at Central Methodist Church, Lune Street.

Opening times are Monday 8am to 1pm, Tuesday to Friday 10am to 1pm, and Saturday 9am to 12noon.

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Attendees can enjoy tea in the Olive Grove coffee shop.

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