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 […]


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.


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. […]


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 […]