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

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 […]

2 months ago
Lancashire County Council invites families to enjoy local museums with ‘Xplorer’ pass

A museum pass launched by the county council will offer residents 12 months of unlimited access to local attractions. As museums prepare to open their doors to the public, Lancashire […]

4 months ago
Patti Mayor, women’s activist and Preston artist

Self Portrait in a Sun Hat by Patti Mayor Pic: Patti Mayor Estate By the early 20th century women still had few rights, let alone the vote, and as a result they began to resort to more extreme tactics to get recognition. In […]

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

People enjoying the sun in Winckley Square Gardens 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 […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement December 1830, Radicals take Preston!

Henry Hunt Pic: Preston Digital Archive The taking of Preston by a radical in 1830 was a shock of monumental proportions. Unexpected by the aristocracy, it ended the long standing domination of the Stanley family in […]

8 months ago
Preston an armed camp? Munitions workers turn yellow

The Dick Kerr factory in 1916 Pic: Prestonpals.org Preston a military camp? In August 1914 war fever gripped the nation. Preston was a garrison town and a major railway hub, thus it rapidly became an armed camp with […]

9 months ago
Friends of Winckley Square to hold walking events and photography workshops for Preston Arts Festival

Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall The Friends of Winckley Square have invited residents to join them for a series of walking events and photography workshops for the Preston Arts Festival. Running from 2 to 10 […]

10 months ago
National women’s history award for Friends of Winckley Square

The Steamboat Ladies at their graduation Pic: Somerville College Friends of Winckley Square (FoWS) has been recognised by the Women’s History Network (WHN), a national association and charity for the promotion of women’s history. The FoWS project The Extraordinary Women of […]

1 year ago
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