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Gala in the Gardens to take place at Winckley Square

The Friends of Winckley Square have organised a free Gala in the Gardens. The Georgian Square will provide the backdrop for an afternoon of fun and laughter. There will be live […]

7 months ago
Blue plaque unveiled on restored Georgian townhouse in Winckley Square

A Preston businessman who helped spark many city firms into life during the industrial revolution has been remembered with a blue plaque. Entrepreneur Thomas Leach began his career in Fishergate […]

7 months ago
Trilogy of talks to reveal the secrets of 5 Winckley Square

5 Winckley Square A trilogy of talks will reveal the secrets of 5 Winckley Square. In the series, named A House Through Time, Susan Douglass will tell the story of the property and […]

9 months ago
Upcoming talk to share yet more scandalous stories from Winckley Square

Scandalous Stories In March 2022, a talk covered a number of scandalous stories linked to Winckley Square. The event proved so popular that an extra date was added to meet demand.  Now, […]

9 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Community comes together to celebrate Beatrice Todd and the women of Winckley Square

Blue Plaque honouring Beatrice Todd in 13 Starkie Street Pic: Preston Mayor, Cllr Neil Darby This International Women’s Day, a remarkable Preston woman who fought strongly for women’s rights was commemorated with a blue plaque in Winckley Square Gardens. The special event took place in […]

12 months 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 […]

12 months ago
Winckley Square guided history walks for spring and summer

People enjoying the sun in Winckley Square Gardens Pic: Tony Worrall The Friends of Winckley Square group are hosting a series of events this spring and summer on the rich history of Winckley Square Gardens. The guided talks and walks will […]

12 months ago
Friends of Winckley Square donates £2,800 to Ukrainian child refugees

The Friends of Winckley Square group has donated £2,809 in ticket sales to Preston Red Cross to help Ukrainian child refugees fleeing the Russian invasion. Since they were established in […]

1 year ago
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