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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 […]


First talk of the new season.

Prestwich and Whitefield Heritage Society The first meeting of the new programme took place on Wednesday 26th April. The speaker was Joe O’Neill. His topic was ’The Secrets of the Victorian Lodging House’ Joe spoke well and the topic was interesting. The “low” Lodging House was blamed by Victorians as being the sources of most […]


Crisis AGM – Please attend

Prestwich and Whitefield Heritage Society. Make or break AGM. With declining membership and lower numbers at meetings, Prestwich and Whitefield Heritage Society has come to a cross roads. It also has two important positions vacant with no one coming forward to fill the posts of Chairman and Secretary. The same handful of people are ploughing […]



Hi all,   Cheetham and Crumpsall heritage Society are organising a walk into town along the Peterloo protestors route.   Martin Gittins is organising it. He has a small group going form Prestwich and would like some from Whitefield and Bury.   The walk is takimg place on Sunday 14th August.   Anyone interested should […]


Jack’s memorials

  Jack Wilson Barrett. 1946-2015 We are still missing Jack after his sudden and unexpected death last September. He has left a huge hole in the Society which is proving difficult to fill. His passion for Prestwich and its heritage was the driving force of the Society over the last nine years. He championed the […]


Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Prestwich

    TALK TO PRESTWICH & WHITEFIELD HERITAGE SOCIETY 16 MARCH 2016 “OUR LADY OF GRACE PARISH AND CHURCH” Monsignor John Allen   Background   We have a long heritage. Prestwich-cum-Oldham was an ancient parish in the county of Lancashire, in the Hundred of Salford. The parish covered a large area. It was divided into […]


Radcliffe Hall Talk 17th February 2016

The Society’s new programme began on 17th February with an excellent talk from Carol Kemp of Radcliffe Heritage Society. Her topic was “Digging and delving at Radcliffe Hall”. Radcliffe Hall is the ancient manorial centre of the town including Radcliffe Tower,the Church and the Tithebarn. Carol knows her subject inside and out and her infectious, […]

Unsworth and SE Radcliffe 1932 Map

Unsworth and SE Radcliffe 1932 Map

This map shows Unsworth and moves west to cover north Whitefield area and ends with  the south east corner of Radcliffe. Price £2.50 plus £1.00 p&p