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Winckley Square

Winckley Square is a Georgian Square in the heart of Preston city centre, in recent years it has seen a major regeneration and upkeep scheme

Six Preston parks retain their Green Flag awards

Ashton Park may see new flowers blooming Pic: Tony Worrall Preston City Council has today announced that six local parks have won Green Flag Awards. Green Flag included Ashton Park, Avenham and Miller Parks, Fishwick Bottoms, Haslam Park, Moor Park […]

4 days ago
Friends of Winckley Square guided walk to discuss power and influence in Preston

Lockdown 3 in Fishergate on Thursday 21 January Pic: Tony Worrall Due to the popularity of the Friends of Winckley Square guided walks, they are hosting another walk on Wednesday, 6 October. The event will be held between 2.15-3.45pm. Attendees can […]

2 weeks 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 […]

3 weeks ago
Preston office workers raising funds for Lancashire Women by cycling 45 miles

A trio of cyclists are tackling a 45 mile bike ride to raise funds for a local charity. The bike ride took place on Sunday, 12 September. The cyclists are […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Rare chance to see private gardens off Winckley Square

Socially distanced sun seeking in Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall Prestonians are invited to ‘A Regency Promenade’ with Elaine Taylor, the Friends of Winckley Square garden historian. Locals can hear how the gardens and surrounding area changed over time. People […]

2 months ago
Winckley Square volunteers gearing up for guided walks to return for Heritage Open Days

Friends of Winckley Square volunteers The Friends of Winckley Square (FoWS) are gearing up for a return to a ‘new normal’ after over a year without face-to-face activities. Prior to March 2020 and the pandemic, […]

2 months ago
Red Scar House, lost stations and a lost mansion

Red Scar House with original thatched cottage Pic: Preston Digital Archive The story of Red Scar Manor is a romantic tale of a lost mansion and a now defunct railway. Once there was a rich lawyer who wanted to be Lord […]

2 months ago
The life and times of Preston-born poet Francis Thompson

Francis Thompson at 19 It’s been a few weeks since news broke of Lancashire County Council’s decision to withdraw from the bid for City of Culture, before later reviving it. While I have absolutely […]

3 months ago
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