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Summertime Winckley Square walks and talks

Posted on - 10th July, 2024 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, History, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston, Winckley Square
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The Friends of Winckley Square will continue their popular walks and talks throughout summertime.

The events explore the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people from Preston’s past, as well as some of the city’s best-loved landmarks.

While you can just turn up, places are limited so it’s better to book in advance.

For help with booking, contact patricia@winckley.org.uk.

Coming up in July and August

The Bridges That Made Preston – Walk with Michael Akers

Thursday 11 July, 7pm to 8.30pm and Tuesday 13 August, 7pm to 8.30pm

The walk along the riverbank explores the context in which the Ribble’s bridges were built and their impact, socially and economically on the area. The walk will begin at the Old Penwortham Bridge, Broadgate side.

Book: The Bridges That Made Preston (11 July) on TryBooking

Book: The Bridges That Made Preston (13 August) on TryBooking

From Prison to Citizenship – Talk by Helen Howell

Tuesday 30 July, 2pm to 3.15pm

From exclusion in 1832 to limited franchise in 1918, this talk explores the journey towards suffrage for women, ending with a light hearted look at the first election in Preston when some women could finally cast a vote. Taking place at Central Methodist Church in Lune Street.

Book: From Prison to Citizenship on Try Booking

Cornelia Connelly: Blissful Bride to Notorious Nun! – Presentation by Judy Beeston

Tuesday 20 August, 2pm to 3.15pm

A fascinating true story brought to life by Judy in role as Cornelia’s one time friend turned nemesis Emily Bowles. A truly remarkable woman who had a significant impact on education in Preston. Taking place at Central Methodist Church in Lune Street.

Book: Cornelia Connelly: Blissful Bride to Notorious Nun! on TryBooking

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