Welcome to ‘Preston’s Hidden Gem’. Winckley Square is in the city centre, a short stroll from Fishergate. It is unique and one of the finest examples of a Georgian square in the NW with a compelling history.
Here is a link to our latest newsletter: Twinckley Square Times: Christmas Edition Issue 30 2023 It contains a great article by Michael Akers ” ART MATTERS” THREE dates for your diary to get you into the Christmas spirit: a Christmassy afternoon with Friends of Winckley Square Three Georgian Christmases 7th & 14th December 1.30pm and FREE Winckley Square Annual Christmas Concert 10th December 3pm. See Page 4 of the newsletter for more information.
Thinking of what to buy as a Christmas present? Why not a ‘Friend of Winckley Square Gift Voucher’ for lovers of local history? £5 and £10 vouchers are available that can be used on our guided walks or talks.
Our Going on a date: City Centre datestone walk is a lively, fun, interesting activity to do in Preston’s historic centre, for individuals and for families spanning the generations. Here is a link to the Datestone Locations but don’t cheat and download this before you go on the walk – that would be far too easy! ENJOY. The reprint of this very popular City Centre Walk has been sponsored by Lancashire County Council. You can pick up a paper copy at the Avenham Pavilion Cafe, Town Hall, Harris Library, Central Methodist Church, Lune Street and some local shops. We are very grateful to Lancashire County Council for sponsoring a reprint of the walk.
The Friends of Winckley Square look forward to seeing you at one of our events.
For all events see 'What's On' & 'Walks and Talks'
Three Georgian Christmases in Winckley Square 1813, 1824 &1836 NEW TALK
Central Methodist Church, Lune Street, Preston PR1 2NL
7th December 2023 | 1:30 PMFind out more
Meet some of the former residents: the wealthy lawyers and cotton manufacturers, the sometimes invisible ‘extraordinary women’ and the unsung servants on whom the owners depended.
Learn too of scandalous stories that occurred behind closed doors!Visit our people page