All posts tagged "history"

  • Stephenson’s Rocket Coming back to Rainhill

    The steam engine that won the Rainhill Trials of 1829 is returning to the town this bank holiday weekend (25-27 May 2019). A replica of Robert Stephenson’s Rocket will be on display to commemorate 190 years since...

    • Posted May 21, 2019
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  • Prescot Elizabethan Fayre Returns Saturday 4 May

    (Press release – Knowsley Council) A traditional parade will launch the festivities on Saturday 4 May at 11am, as the town commemorates its special history with medieval music, dance, arts and crafts in a recreation of its...

    • Posted April 30, 2019
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  • Why Is There Scaffolding on Prescot Parish Church Tower?

    Passersby have been wondering why the tower of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, on Church Street in Prescot, has been clad in scaffolding for several weeks – and now we have the answer. As Knowsley’s only Grade...

    • Posted July 26, 2018
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  • Event: View the Plans for Shakespeare North’s Prescot Theatre

    The public are invited to view plans for a 328-seat theatre in Prescot. Charitable trust Shakespeare North are following a design by Inigo Jones (1573-1652), one of modern England’s earliest and most important architects. The complex will...

    • Posted September 15, 2017
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  • New Artwork for Prescot Town Centre

    A vibrant, colourful mosaic has been unveiled in Prescot town centre. The specially commissioned piece of public art is at the junction of Eccleston Street, Aspinall Street and the recently renovated Atherton Street. Incorporating vintage photos of...

    • Posted July 20, 2017
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  • Lancashire Heritage at Heart of Prescot Arts & Music Festival

    The town of Prescot’s historic Lancashire identity will be at the heart of its annual arts and music festival this year. The 10-day event opens on Friday 16 June with a concert by Leyland Band, the number-one...

    • Posted April 11, 2017
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  • Volunteers Angry over Churchyard Theft

    A historic sundial and paving stones have been stolen from St Mary’s Churchyard in Prescot. Last week, the gnomon (blade) and baseplate of the sundial in the Remembrance Garden was were stolen, along with Yorkshire stone from...

    • Posted November 3, 2016
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  • Prescot War Memorial Was First in Country, Imperial War Museum Confirms

    Prescot War Memorial was the first civic war memorial to be erected in the UK, according to Imperial War Museum records. Local historians have always known the monument, which turns 100 this year, was among the first,...

    • Posted September 16, 2016
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  • Prescot Church & War Memorial Focus of Heritage Weekend

    The 17th-century church of St Mary’s and the Prescot War Memorial will be the focus of attention at this weekend’s Open Heritage Days (9-11 September). As part of the national three-day event, the Parish Church of St...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • Prescot Elizabethan Fayre on 4 June

    You won’t want to miss this year’s Elizabethan Fayre, on Saturday 4 June, when Prescot recreates its famous Tudor fayres and celebrates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Medieval music, dance, arts and crafts will give...

    • Posted May 23, 2016
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