All posts tagged "local history"

  • 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 History Event to Showcase Ancient Building Techniques

    Local history and heritage buffs are invited to see ancient building techniques in action on Saturday 7 March. The drop-in event, between 10am and 4pm at Prescot Town Hall, features live demonstrations in brick, plaster, stone, timber,...

    • Posted February 6, 2015
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  • Prescot Polling Card from 1951 General Election

    Prescot Online reader Gary Campbell has shared this piece of local history: A polling card from the October 1951 General Election. Future Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson won the parliamentary seat of Huyton, which included Prescot, with...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • After 40 Years of Knowsley Youth Orchestra, the Music Stops

    Knowsley Youth Orchestra will rehearse for the last time on 26 November 2014, Knowsley Council have announced. Citing increased pressure from funding cuts, arts and music head Angela Ball told members the group was no longer sustainable. The orchestra...

    • Posted November 11, 2014
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  • Work on Memorial Chapel Underway in Whiston

    A project to build a memorial chapel from what remains of the old Whiston Hospital Chapel begins this month. Whiston Initiative in Cultural Heritage have preserved key elements of the Victorian building, including stonework and a stained...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Prescot Historic Society: 2014-2015 Events

    Interested in local history? The Historic Society meets in Prescot Parish Church Meeting Room, Church Street, at 7.30pm (or 7pm for a cuppa) on the following dates: Thursday 25 September 2014 History of Beecham’s (Ms Pauline Hurst) Thursday...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Prescot History: Postcards, Plum Pudding & Pinnington Farm…

    Prescot Online reader Andy Jones has shared some items from his collection of Prescot and Whiston memorabilia. Do any of these ring a bell? First of all, did you know Prescot had its own Air Raid Patrol...

    • Posted August 19, 2014
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  • 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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  • Warrington Road, Prescot: Vintage Photos

    Enjoy this selection of vintage photographs of Warrington Road in Prescot, courtesy of collector Alec Wallace. The first three appear to be from roughly the same era, showing Warrington Road looking away from Prescot, towards Rainhill. The...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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  • History Feature: 1911 Prescot Census Revealed

    Stephen Nulty, of the formidable Prescot Roll of Honour website, uncovers information from the Prescot Census of 1911: This is the definition of Enumeration District 10 in the Prescot Census of 1911: Derby Street (2-54 even), Stanley...

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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