Local Societies

Chadderton Historical Society

Bury Local History Society

Lancashire Local history Federation

Salford Local History Society

Ramsbottom Heritage Gallery



Bury Family History Society

Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, Tracing Jewish Roots.

The Scholes Family Website. An old Prestwich and Whitefield family.

Prestwich Parish Registers on line ( Including Whitefield)

GENUKI Lancashire. Online Genealogy resources.

Lancashire Record Office, Preston.


Local History

Prestwich Asylum / Hospital ; 4 pages of images …

St.Mary the Virgin C.E. Parish Church ( The historic church of Prestwich).

Historical records for Prestwich and Whitefield.

History of Prestwich ; Victoria County History of Lancahire Vol 5

History of Pilkington ( Whitefield), VCH Lancashire Vol 5

John Higson’s Prestwich site

John Bleasdale’s Prestwich pages

The Philips Family and Philips Park

Prestwich Workhouse


Local Contacts

Prestwich Clough Day

Ivan Lewis M.P. for Bury South

Your local Councillor on Bury Council…



Prestwich Videos on Youtube…

The Manchester Web. A collection of Manchester Links.

Multimap. Aerial views of the neighbourhood,-2.27426|16|8&bd=useful_information&loc=GB:53.52833:-2.27548:16|m25|M25

Old Maps. The 1848 O.S. Map online.

Latest News »

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....

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...

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...