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The Peel family

My name is Sheila Millman ne Peel Born 1948 lived Hope rd went to Stand Grammar my dad was John Peel the dentist. Mr Evans owned the chemist in the village. My brother John Peel. We both joined the army.me to train as a nurse he joined the marines. Dad’s dental nurse was Mrs Whitacre […]

 
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 […]

 

The Philips Family of the Park

An Album compiled and described by Ian Pringle, 2009 The current Philips Park was  one sixth of the medieval Pilkington Deer Park. The area of the park became a separate landholding in the seventeenth century. In about 1800 Robert Philips, a prominent Manchester textile merchant, acquired the park and built an Italianate villa there. The […]

 

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Excavation of St. Mary’s Rectory Garden, 2005

Excavation of St. Mary’s Rectory Garden, 2005

Excavation of St. Mary’s Rectory Garden,  September 2005 Kieran Power, University of Manchester Archaeology Unit. Summary. An archaeological excavation was conducted by the University’ of Manchester Archaeological Unit (UMAU) and Prestwich Heritage Society (PHS) on land to the west of St Mary’s Church Rectory garden, Church Lane, Prestwich, Greater Manchester. The excavation was commissioned by […]

 
Dig on Church Bank / Field 2002

Dig on Church Bank / Field 2002

Above : General View of Trench 2 Summary  An archaeological valuation as conducted by the University of Manchester Archaeological Unit and Prestwich Heritage Society on land to the west of St Mary’s Parish Church, Prestwich, Greater Manchester (SD 8II0 0365 ). Results gleaned from the excavation of four trenches were ambiguous. The trenches revealed a […]