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‘Death-trap’ empty Winckley Square offices a ‘blight’ on famous suffragettes memory

The boarded up former offices along Winckley Square Pic: Blog Preston Winckley Square businesses have hit out at the state of one of the square’s former office blocks and say a suffragette would be ‘turning in her grave’ over what’s become […]

2 weeks ago
Winckley Square guided walks schedule for April and May

Black and white historical photo of gas works Winckley Square guided walks are continuing through April and May. The walks cover a range topics from Preston’s past including women’s rights, temperance, and gas works. Organised by Friends of […]

3 months ago
Preston Western Distributor and new M55 junction opening

The long-awaited Preston Western Distributor and new junction on the M55 is opening today. Known as Edith Rigby Way the new road links the A583 Blackpool Road and Riversway with […]

1 year ago
Edith Rigby road name sparks debate in Preston

Edith Rigby, pictured left, and the blue plaque to her in Winckley Square Pic: Preston Digital Archive/Tony Worrall The news that the Preston Western Distributor is to be named after suffragette Edith Rigby has sparked debate. While celebrated for dedicating her life to fighting for women’s rights, some […]

1 year ago
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Preston Western Distributor to be named after Edith Rigby

MBP PWD photocall Edith Rigby Way The new Preston Western Distributor Road, linking parts of Preston and the Fylde to the M55 motorway, is to receive an official new name. The road will be known as […]

1 year 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 […]

2 years 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 […]

2 years 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 years ago
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