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 […]


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, […]


Christmas Buffet 2015

Prestwich and Whitefield Heritage Society The annual Christmas Buffet took place on Saturday 12th December at the Church Inn in Prestwich. The members met for pre-lunch drinks and then had an excellent buffet provide by Kay. There was then a Quiz with 42 questions provided by Derek Russell and Geoff Bromage. The quiz was keenly […]


Next Talk : The Kingfisher Trail

The Kingfisher Trail The Heritage Society meeting on Weds 18th November is about the new Kingfisher Trail. The 11-mile route follows the path of an old nature trail alongside the River Irwell and its tributary, the River Croal. Conservationists say the trail is the perfect place to see a kingfisher, as well as to watch […]


Society AGM 2015

Heritage Society AGM is on Wednesday 21st October at 7.30 pm at the Church Inn, Prestwich. All members should try to attend. We need a Chairman and a Secretary so all help is needed if the Society is to survive the death of Jack. Please come along.


Jack Barrett’s Funeral

Jack’s funeral … 1.00 pm Wednesday 30th September at Agecroft Cemetery   and afterwards at the Church Inn, Prestwich


Heritage Weekend Saturday 12th September 2015

The weekend of the 12th -13th September is Heritage Weekend. Prestwich and Whitefield Heritage Society are providing two guided tours / explanations of the Prestwich Timeline. The tours will take place at 10 am and 11.30 am. The Timeline was produced by the Heritage Society in 2012. It tells the story of Prestwich through key […]


A Prestwich Slave Owner

A Prestwich Slave Owner Sedgley Hall in 1830 In 1833 Parliament abolished Slavery in the British Colonies. Slave owners were lavishly compensated – £20 million was set aside to buy them off. This was a huge sum ; billions in terms of our money. The Slave Compensation Commission was set up to handle the claims […]


John Horsefield, Botanist

John Horsefield, Artisan Naturalist. The Heritage Society talk on Weds 17 June is “John Horsefield and his Daffodil” by Peter Corbally. John Horsefield was a poor weaver from Besses o th Barn in Whitefield. John (1792-1854) was the prominent working class botanist in the first half of the 19th Century. He founded Prestwich Botanical Society […]


Clough Day 2015

Sunday 17th May was the tenth Prestwich Clough Day. The event began in 2006 to celebrate the centenary of Prestwich Clough becoming a public park. It is now one of the major dates in the Prestwich Calendar. Clough Day is a great credit to David Stanley and his team. Thank you David. The Heritage Society […]