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Edith Rigby

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 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 […]

2 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 […]

8 months ago
Uncover Winckley Square’s hidden histories with these guided walks

A view of Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall Winckley Square guided walks are back for April and May. The free walks, led by the Friends of Winckley Square, uncover the hidden histories of Preston’s Georgian Square. There are […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Winckley Square guided walks to celebrate International Women’s Day

A view of the new look Winckley Square which took most of 2016 to complete Pic: Tony Worrall A special series of Winckley Square guided walks is taking place to celebrate International Women’s Day. The walks, which are dedicated to the women of Winckley Square, will take place […]

3 years ago
Great British Railway Journeys visit Preston’s suffragette city

Journalist and railway enthusiast Michael Portillo will visit Preston in the next episode of BBC’s Great British Railway Journeys. Returning to the screen for its 10th series, Portillo kicks off […]

3 years ago
Edith Rigby play to be performed at the Harris

Woman on Fire tells the life story of Edith Rigby Woman on Fire tells the life story of Edith Rigby Preston’s suffragette is to be marked with a performance about her life in the city. The Harris Museum and Art […]

4 years ago
Latest Winckley Square history walk to take place

Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall A history stroll returns to one of the city’s most historic places. Georgian square Winckley Square sees a guided walk round on Wednesday (4 April. […]

4 years ago
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