All posts tagged "local history"

  • Prescot Elizabethan Fayre Returns on Saturday 2 June

    (Press release) Prescot’s wonderful heritage will be celebrated with the return of the popular Elizabethan Fayre on Saturday 2 June from 11am until 4pm. The town centre will play host to medieval music, dance, arts and crafts...

    • Posted May 11, 2018
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  • Explore a Tudor Village at 2017 Prescot Elizabethan Fayre

    The ever-popular Elizabethan Fayre will return to Prescot on Saturday 3 June, recreating the town’s famous Tudor fayres and celebrating its wonderful heritage. Entertainment will have a distinctly Tudor feel with traditional craft demonstrations and hands-on workshops...

    • Posted April 28, 2017
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  • Prescot Theatre Dig Turns up Historical Artefacts

    Archaeologists have unearthed items dating from the 15th to 17th centuries during preparatory work on the site of Prescot’s new theatre. Pieces of kitchenware, earthenware, storage jars and fragments of a tobacco pipe were among the artefacts...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Liverpool JMU Students Looking for Prescot Memories

    English students from Liverpool John Moores University will be in Prescot on Wednesday 8 March researching the history of the traditional Lancashire town. Residents are invited to come along to Prescot Heritage Hub at 55 Eccleston Street...

    • Posted March 2, 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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  • Plaque Recognises Rainhill as Birthplace of Britain’s Railway

    Leading engineers from the UK and US converged on Rainhill Library for a ceremony that reaffirmed the village’s status as the birthplace of the railway. Rainhill was the site of the 1829 Rainhill Trials – won by...

    • Posted September 19, 2016
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  • 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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  • 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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  • What’s on in Prescot, March 2015

    Events in and around Prescot, Whiston and Rainhill in March 2015. Saturday 7 March . 9am-2pm . Eccleston Street, Prescot Prescot Producers’ Market . Fresh produce, baked goods, crafts & more Saturday 7 March . 10am-4pm . Prescot...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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