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Prestwich Heritage Trail

Prestwich Heritage Trail

Complied by the late Ian Pringle, this guided walk takes you around the historic heart of Prestwich with a wealth of information about the buildings etc. Price £1.00 plus £1.00 p&p

 

New Ian Pringle’s book

Ian’s latest book, published shortly after his death, is now available from the Publications section of our website. Prestwich from country parish to suburban town. a review of the development of Prestwich after 1700 with many great pictures. Price £5.00 plus £2.50 p&p Prestwich from country parish to suburban town. Part 1.

 
Prestwich from country parish to suburban town. Part 1.

Prestwich from country parish to suburban town. Part 1.

Prestwich from country parish to suburban town. Part 1. The latest book from the late Ian Pringle. A brief historical account of the town followed by detailed analysis of the development of Prestwich and its historic buildings. Well illustrated throughout. An important contribution to the story of Prestwich by a knowledgeable expert. A4 size. Price […]

 

The Late Ian Pringle

Ian Pringle 1951 – 2018 It is with great sadness we have to announce the sudden death of our founder chairman and friend Ian Pringle. Ian was well known to a lot of people as a keen and passionate historian who was everyone’s “go to guy” whenever they needed help or advice on anything regarding […]

 

Spring Programme

Dear Members, Our programme of events for 2018 begins on Tuesday March 20th at 7.30pm. with a talk from our former Chairman Ian Pringle. Ian will bring us up to date with information about Philips Park, and his current research concerning Prestwich in general. Do try to join us at our usual venue, The Church […]

 

Dig at Outwood Lodge

Hi We are planning to return to Philips Park for the weekend of the 10th / 11th March to continue and hopefully finish the work on Outwood Lodge . If you are available please let me know and I will put your name on the list. Start time is the usual 9.30 for 10.00 am. […]

 

The Philips Family of the Park

An Album compiled and described by Ian Pringle, 2009 The current Philips Park was  one sixth of the medieval Pilkington Deer Park. The area of the park became a separate landholding in the seventeenth century. In about 1800 Robert Philips, a prominent Manchester textile merchant, acquired the park and built an Italianate villa there. The […]

 

Peter Roughan’s memories

PETER ROUGHAN BORN IN ASHFORD, MIDDLESEX IN 1927 WHEN AND WHY DID YOU COME UP TO THIS AREA? My father was a prison warder and he was transferred to Strangeways. That’s how we came here. We came up to Broughton. BROUGHTON IS ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF PRESTWICH AND YOU WERE SAYING YOU WENT THROUGH THE […]

 
AGM October 2017

AGM October 2017

Prestwich and Whitefield Heritage Society The Society AGM was held on Tuesday 17th October. The Officers reported on the affairs of the Society. The Accounts showed we are still in the black. A programme of speakers for next year was discussed. Peter reported that interest in the website was waning a little but the Facebook […]

 
Society Meeting 9th August 2017

Society Meeting 9th August 2017

Above : a Smoking Party given by the Wandering Minstrels with Sim Egerton conducting. Our August meeting was on Wednesday August 9th. A talk concerning Seymour Egerton 4th Earl of Wilton and the Wandering Minstrels. Our member Andrew Walker has made an extensive study of the Wandering Minstrels. Seymour was the conductor of this amateur […]