• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]