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The Peel family

My name is Sheila Millman ne Peel Born 1948 lived Hope rd went to Stand Grammar my dad was John Peel the dentist. Mr Evans owned the chemist in the village. My brother John Peel. We both joined the army.me to train as a nurse he joined the marines. Dad’s dental nurse was Mrs Whitacre […]

 
Pringle WALK

Pringle WALK

Pringle Walk The old path around the church defining the ancient oval churchyard, historically known as ‘The Bunks’, has been renamed ‘Pringle Walk’ in honour of our former Chairman. As you know Ian was a tireless campaigner on Heritage issues and an extremely knowledgeable Local Historian. The Mayor of Bury, Cr. Jane Black, officially opened […]

 
New Museum Display Feb 2019

New Museum Display Feb 2019

The new semi-permanent display in Prestwich Heritage Museum was unveiled on Tuesday 5th February by the Mayor, Jane Black. The display features several aspects of the history of Prestwich and complements the Timeline which runs round the walls. Our thanks go to Susan Lord for organising the new exhibition which replaces the First World War […]

 
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 […]