All posts tagged "history"

  • Broadcaster Looking for Your Battle of the Atlantic Stories

    BBC Radio Lancashire presenter John Gillmore is a Prescotian and a keen reader of Prescot Online. He’s asked for help with his show on Friday 24 May, which he’ll broadcast live from Liverpool Pier Head to commemorate  the...

    • Posted May 7, 2013
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  • Author Looking for Prescot Photos, History, Memories

    A Prescot man hopes locals will share their memories of growing up in the town as part of his research for a new book. Philip Battle’s How I Became Chalk Boy is a memoir – what Phil calls...

    • Posted April 29, 2013
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  • £1.85m granted to revitalise Prescot’s heritage

    Best news Prescot has had in a while? — Ed. (Press release: Knowsley Council) The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has today awarded £1.85m to Knowsley Council to revitalise Prescot’s historic buildings and breathe new life into the...

    • Posted December 3, 2012
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  • Historian Ken Pye at Prescot, Whiston Libraries

    Local historian, author and broadcaster Ken Pye is returning to Knowsley’s libraries to share his stories of local history with residents. With a wealth of knowledge of the local area through his various avenues of work, Ken...

    • Posted October 12, 2012
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  • Prescot, England: A Guide to the Historic Lancashire Town

    Its residents are Prescotians, Liverpudlians, Scousers or Lancastrians, depending on who you ask. If you’re over a certain age, it’s part of the county of Lancashire; otherwise, it’s part of Merseyside. According to a local saying, “There...

    • Posted March 6, 2011
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  • Prescot Film Archive Society Launches New Website

    Your editor is positively beaming as he watches videos on the Prescot History website, a new project assembled by the Prescot Film Archive Society. The site contains hours of free videos, including footage of the 1988 Remembrance...

    • Posted March 1, 2011
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  • Prescot: A Neglected Treasure

    By David L Rattigan As you drive away from Liverpool on the A57, just beyond Huyton, a church steeple atop a hill dominates the skyline. It has stood for almost 300 years; the church below it, St...

    • Posted October 23, 2010
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