All posts tagged "history"

  • Vintage Prescot Posters & Handbills

    Graphic designer and Prescot Online reader Andy Jones sent the editor these photos of vintage posters and leaflets from Prescot and Rainhill. First up, Hugh Lewis & Son, Ltd: Camping Display at Prescot Parish Hall, 1965:

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • WICH Raises £500 towards New Cemetery Chapel

    Members of the Whiston Initiative & Culture Heritage raised £500 for their charity over the Mother’s Day weekend. WICH aims to raise enough money to build a memorial chapel at Knowsley Cemetery on Fox’s Bank Lane. The...

    • Posted April 1, 2014
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  • New Life for Old Buildings in Eccleston Street Makeover

    Two historic town centre buildings have been given grants of £250,000 in total as part of the Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative. Numbers 5-7 and 21-23 Eccleston Street will be transformed, with restored shop fronts, conversion of upper...

    • Posted February 5, 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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  • Prescot Town Centre Properties Get £300k Boost for Restoration, Repairs

    Four historic properties in Prescot town centre have received £300,000 between them to make building repairs, restore traditional features and put empty floor space to use. The grants were awarded in October as part of the Prescot...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Prescot Parish Church: Vintage Photos

    Courtesy of Alec Wallace’s collection, Prescot Online presents pictures and photographs of the Church of St Mary the Virgin, aka Prescot Parish Church, throughout the years. The oldest part of the building (at the east/altar end, nearest...

    • Posted August 7, 2013
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  • Photos: Elizabethan Crafts in Prescot

    Members of history society Prescot Renaissance demonstrated their crafting skills on Eccleston Street this weekend. In an event to coincide with the monthly Prescot Producers’ Market, historian Rosemary Tyler donned period costume and spun whool. Other Renaissance...

    • Posted June 3, 2013
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  • THI Offering Grants to Prescot Properties

    Town centre traders, businesses, charities, landlords and home-owners may be eligible for grants from the Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative. Project leaders have identified two “priority clusters” (pictured) within the Conservation Area, where restoration and repairs are most...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • New Poco Coffee Pays Homage to Prescot’s Past

    The owner of the newly opened Poco Coffee, Prescot, has decorated the premises with a nod to the town’s rich heritage. A wall-sized photo (right) shows the historic building, with its distinct Tudor frontage, as it was...

    • Posted May 15, 2013
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  • Prescot Coat of Arms: History & Meaning

    If you walk past St Mary’s Church, Prescot, and down the cobbled street towards the Catholic Church of Our Lady and St Joseph’s, you’ll spy a coat of arms on the wall of number eight, Vicarage Place....

    • Posted May 12, 2013
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