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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 […]

 

Society Facebook Page

The Society has opened up a Facebook page. It intends to post news, comments, events and pictures on the site. Everyone on Facebook is cordially invited to join the page and Like it, Share it and Comment on it. In order to find a wider audience interested in Prestwich and Whitefield Heritage we need people […]

 
Restored Memorial Stone

Restored Memorial Stone

Following the recent interest in the Centenary of the Great War we have been recording local War Memorials. The Whitefield War Memorial Committee set out to raise £1000 to build a War memorial for the town. In fact they raised over £2000 and spent the remainder on a “secondary memorial scheme.” The secondary scheme involved […]

 

School Trip

The Heritage Society has been working with Park View Primary School. Jack Barrett, our Chairman, visited the school to talk to Year 3 pupils about local history. On the following Thursday (2nd October) Jack led 59 pupils on a walk to St. Mary’s Parish Church. We went into St. Mary’s Park first. Jack explained that […]

 

Museum Opening : Prestwich and the Great War

All the items here are from one soldier from Prestwich who served in the Great War.   The latest exhibition in the Heritage Museum in Prestwich Library was opened by the Mayor , Cr. Michelle Wiseman, on  Friday 20th June. The guests included most of the Prestwich Councillors and the Leader of Bury Council, Cr Connolly. […]

 

Artisan Naturalists Film

Artisan Naturalists Film For the last 15 months the Heritage Society has been part of the Artisan Naturalists Project. This has been research, financed by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, into the Nineteenth Century botanists that our neighbourhood was famous for. A film made as part of the project is now available … see below…   […]

 
John Horsefield’s Tree

John Horsefield’s Tree

John Horsefield’s Tree. Ian Pringle has an old newspaper article from the 1960s about the working class botanists of the Prestwich Botanical Society. It mentions that a tree was planted in honour of John Horsefield (1792-1854). John was the founder of the Society in 1820 and remained President until his death. The tree had been […]

 
Lancashire Fusiliers Museum Visit

Lancashire Fusiliers Museum Visit

Lancashire Fusiliers Museum. On Friday 21st March the Society went for a guided tour and cream tea at the Lancashire Fusiliers Museum in Bury. We were shown around by Paul Dalton, a raconteur who gave an entertaining and instructive commentary on the exhibits. The Museum is arranged in the form of a timeline which takes […]

 
Coronation Day Exhibition 1953

Coronation Day Exhibition 1953

Coronation 1953. Next year, 2013, brings the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. It will be celebrated throughout the Nation and the Commonwealth. Prestwich and Whitefield Heritage Society are going to stage a Museum Exhibition about the 1953 Coronation as it happened locally. The Coronation of 1953 was the event that marked […]