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.
Our next event is Gala in the Gardens , a spectacular FREE summer event is happening in Winckley Square on 6 August 12noon to 4pm. It will be a fantastic day so bring friends and family – there is something for everyone. It is FREE because the event has been kindly sponsored by Preston City Council, Winckley Square CIC, Friends of Winckley Square and the following local business:- Barristers Chambers, 15 Winckley Square, Business Utilities, David Cox Architects, Freshfield, Frank Whittle Partnership, Michael Bailey Estate Agent, Moore and Smalley Chartered Accountants, Service Care Solutions, Winckley Square Residences. For more details see Eventbrite
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.
Thinking of what to buy as a 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.
Here is a link to our latest Newsletter May – July 2023 Issue 28
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