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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 […]

3 weeks 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, […]

3 weeks 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 […]

3 months ago
Winckley Square lit up by new lampposts

Removal of old lamppost. Pic: Pat Harrison Contractors have replaced temporary lampposts in Winckley Square this week. Modern temporary lamps were placed there after old heritage lampposts were removed after failing safety checks in September 2019. This […]

8 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Friends of Winckley Square to present an alternative Christmas concert for 2020

The Winckley Square Christmas tree Pic: Stephen Riley This year’s Friends of Winckley Square Christmas Concert is set to spread festive cheer virtually when it goes out on YouTube. Since being established in 2016, the Friends of Winckley […]

10 months ago
Friends of Winckley Square Christmas Concert returns for its best year yet

Winckley Square Christmas Concert Poster 2019 This year the Friends of Winckley Square Christmas Concert is set to be the best yet with fabulous  performers and a sound and light show. The event is held annually […]

2 years ago
Meet Jane, Henrietta, Louisa, Alice, Alice and Dorothy – the trailblazing women who had a special impact on Preston

An upcoming Preston Arts Festival event will explore the impact of six women on Preston.  Friend of Winckley Square Susan Douglass will deliver her talk – The Lot of a Woman in a Man’s World – […]

2 years ago
Special Winckley Square events to feature in Preston Arts Festival

Winckley Square Pic: @chrisdarley A series of special walks and talks in and around Winckley Square is to feature in the upcoming Preston Arts Festival. The Friends of Winckley Square have expanded on their […]

2 years ago
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