All posts tagged "heritage"

  • Prescot War Memorial Given Listed Status

    Prescot War Memorial, which now stands on the steps outside Prescot Parish Church, has been granted Grade II listed status. The memorial was erected in 1916 on the opposite side of St Mary’s Church, on the junction...

    • Posted May 12, 2015
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  • Prescot History Event to Showcase Ancient Building Techniques

    Local history and heritage buffs are invited to see ancient building techniques in action on Saturday 7 March. The drop-in event, between 10am and 4pm at Prescot Town Hall, features live demonstrations in brick, plaster, stone, timber,...

    • Posted February 6, 2015
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  • Prescot’s Shakespearean Mural Repaired

    Prescot’s Shakespearean mural is being repaired this week. Town centre shoppers were shocked to see the wall art, on the corner of Leyland and Eccleston Streets, was peeling away earlier this month. The combination of rain and heavy...

    • Posted January 20, 2015
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  • Shakespeare North Plan Theatre in Prescot

    A group of academics and theatre professionals are pressing on with plans to build a theatre and college in Prescot. The Shakespeare North Trust first mooted the idea in 2007, but the project was put on the back...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Prescotian Is Finalist in Lancashire Tourism Awards

    Prescot-born Radio Lancashire presenter John Gillmore has reached the final of the Lancashire Tourism Awards. The DJ could become the 2014 Lancashire Tourism Superstar, after winning a public vote to become one of three finalists. John grew up in...

    • Posted November 3, 2014
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  • Work on Memorial Chapel Underway in Whiston

    A project to build a memorial chapel from what remains of the old Whiston Hospital Chapel begins this month. Whiston Initiative in Cultural Heritage have preserved key elements of the Victorian building, including stonework and a stained...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • More Grants to Restore Prescot’s Historic Character

    The Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative has approved four more grants to restore and repair town centre properties. Buildings at 19, 54 and 56 Eccleston Street and 9 Market Place have all been identified as a priority for...

    • Posted July 14, 2014
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  • Milestone Prescot Festival Sees Record Attendance

    (Press release: Prescot Festival/Arts in Prescot) The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts celebrated its 10th year by recording its best attendance yet. An impressive 1,400 people came through the doors between 20 and 29 June,...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • Prescot Town Centre: Time to Get Radical

    Big changes to Prescot call not for hand-wringing attempts to cling to the status quo, but for a radical rethink of the historic town centre, writes the editor. Home Bargains and the Post Office – two of...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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  • Free Heritage Skills Training in Prescot

    (Press release: Knowsley Council) Work is well underway on the Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) – a £3.2million project which will see the repair and restoration of the town’s historic fabric.  The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded...

    • Posted November 13, 2013
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