All posts tagged "Lancashire"

  • 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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  • Prescot Family Man Making Waves in Tech

    This is a sponsored article. Clocks, cables, Edward Lear and William Shakespeare—all things Prescot is known for. But could technology be the next big thing for the town? Local entrepreneur Darren Galvin thinks so. Husband to Steph...

    • Posted February 28, 2017
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  • Lancashire Museum Trail Wants Historical Prescot Objects

    Curators at Prescot Museum are hoping to add an object from their archives to a new regional museum trail called ‘A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects.’ They are calling on local people to help by voting...

    • Posted January 10, 2017
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  • Prescot’s Gilly Is Lancashire Tourism Superstar

    Prescot-born broadcaster John Gillmore – affectionately known as Gilly – has scooped a big honour at the Lancashire Tourism Awards. Gilly, who hosts a daily show on BBC Radio Lancashire, is the 2015 Lancashire Tourism Superstar. Following...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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  • Our Gilly Nominated for Lancs Tourism Award

    BBC Radio Lancashire presenter John Gillmore has been nominated for a Lancashire Tourism Award for the second year running. A proud Prescotian, Gilly, as he is affectionately known, has spent three decades on Lancashire’s airwaves, “living, loving...

    • Posted October 9, 2015
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  • Plaque Unveiling to Remember Liverpool Pals at Prescot Station

    A plaque at Prescot Railway Station will honour the memory of the Liverpool Pals battalion stationed in Prescot during World War One. Six thousand men left from Prescot Station on 30 April 1915, going first to Grantham,...

    • Posted April 24, 2015
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  • Prescot Watch Factory Development Begins

    Work has begun on the development of the former Prescot Watch Factory. The site, on Albany Road, will house 70 new residential properties, including 54 extra-care apartments in the watch factory building itself. Sixteen extra-care bungalows will be...

    • Posted April 10, 2015
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  • 100 Years Ago Today: When Prescot Went to War

    Stephen Nulty of the Prescot Roll of Honour website writes: And So to War At 8:30 a.m. on the 13th February 1915, the 1/5th Battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment left England aboard the s.s. “King Edward”, bound...

    • Posted February 13, 2015
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  • Prescot Is No. 5 Hotspot for Singles (Apparently)

    Dating website claims Prescot has the UK’s fifth highest number of single people in proportion to its population. Basing its findings on its own user statistics, the website found West Malling, in Kent, topped the polls during the first...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Shakespeare North Prescot Theatre Plans Revealed

    A 350-seat Elizabethan theatre and study centre is in the pipeline for Prescot town centre. The Shakespeare North Trust have revealed designs for the 3,000-square-metre complex, which they hope can be funded and built by 2019. The...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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