All posts tagged "tourism"

  • What Will Prescot’s Shakespeare Theatre Look Like?

    If charity Shakespeare North receive planning permission in April, they could be building an Elizabethan-style theatre and college in Prescot town centre. The plans, for the Mill Street Car Park adjacent to the Old Mill pub, would...

    • Posted March 15, 2016
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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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  • Visit Knowsley Hall & St Mary’s Church, Prescot, This September

    Not one but two historic Prescot buildings will be opening their doors to visitors this September. St Mary’s Church, which dates mostly to 1610 but has some parts going back to the Middle Ages, will open for...

    • Posted September 4, 2015
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  • Arthur the Sea Lion Meets Knowsley MP

    A sea lion named Arthur had a private audience with Knowsley MP George Howarth last week. One a much-loved intellectual and public figure, the other a politician, the two met at Knowsley Safari Park, where Mr Howarth...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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  • Prescot’s Shakespearean Mural Repaired

    Prescot’s Shakespearean mural is being repaired this week. Town centre shoppers were shocked to see the wall art, on the corner of Leyland and Eccleston Streets, was peeling away earlier this month. The combination of rain and heavy...

    • Posted January 20, 2015
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  • New Kiang Herd for Britain’s Best Safari Park

    Knowsley Safari Park is home to a new herd of Kiang, the largest species of wild ass. Dad Alistair, 12, mother Soba, 7, and son Khal, 5 months, are joined by a one-year-old filly called Amala. The...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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  • Prescotian Is Finalist in Lancashire Tourism Awards

    Prescot-born Radio Lancashire presenter John Gillmore has reached the final of the Lancashire Tourism Awards. The DJ could become the 2014 Lancashire Tourism Superstar, after winning a public vote to become one of three finalists. John grew up in...

    • Posted November 3, 2014
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  • Tour of Britain Back at Safari Park, Prescot

    The Tour of Britain returns to Prescot for the third consecutive year this September. There will be no time trials in the town this year, but Stage 2 of the high-profile cycle race will begin at Knowsley...

    • Posted July 15, 2014
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  • Prescot Church & Tower Open for Heritage Open Days

    The Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Prescot, will be open free to visitors this weekend. Otherwise known as Prescot Parish Church, the building dates to the early 17th century, with the clergy vestry dating to...

    • Posted September 10, 2013
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