All posts tagged "Prescot History"

  • Son of Prescot Boxing Legend Will Run Marathon for Cancer Research

    The son of a Prescot-born boxer wants to raise £5,000 for Cancer Research UK by running the 2016 London Marathon. Keith Wallace won Bronze for Great Britain at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, aged just 19, and was Commonwealth...

    • Posted January 11, 2016
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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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  • Support Shakespeare North’s Plans for a Theatre in Prescot

    The Shakespeare North Trust presents its planning application for an Elizabethan theatre and college on 17 January to Knowsley Council. The new Prescot town centre venue could be open by 2019 if all goes according to plan....

    • Posted January 13, 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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  • Surge in Historic Items Donated to Prescot Museum

    The World War One centenary has provoked a surge in donations to Prescot Museum. To commemorate a hundred years since the outbreak of war, local people have given or loaned the museum historic items, including letters, family...

    • Posted September 29, 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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  • More Grants to Restore Prescot’s Historic Character

    The Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative has approved four more grants to restore and repair town centre properties. Buildings at 19, 54 and 56 Eccleston Street and 9 Market Place have all been identified as a priority for...

    • Posted July 14, 2014
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  • New ‘Heritage Hub’ Celebrates Prescot’s Past

    Prescot Heritage Hub is inviting people to experience Elizabethan Prescot in its new town centre premises. The hub, formerly located at Space to Create, now has its own building at 53 Eccleston Street, which it shares with the...

    • Posted June 24, 2014
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  • Remembrance Day 2013 in Prescot

    Prescot will commemorate Remembrance Day with two events this year. A Civic Act of Remembrance takes place on Sunday 10 November at the Cenotaph, by St Mary’s Church (Prescot Parish Church). The start time is 10.45am, with...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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