Edith Rigby Trail led by tour guide Judy Beeston. An opportunity to hear about Preston’s most famous suffragette. The walk takes you to where Edith was born, married and lived. Learn about her work as a social reformer, the reasons for her imprisonment when she was a suffragette anWould you like to discover more about the life of Edith Rigby, Preston’s most famous suffragette? Why not join Judy, a Friend of Winckley Square Tour Guide for a guided walk?
The walk starts in the centre of Winckley Square Gardens and takes you to where Edith was born. You stop for refreshments in the lovely cafe at the Central Methodist Church where Edith married Charles Rigby. You spend time in Winckley Square where Edith and Charles lived with their adopted son Sandy and where many of the Preston Suffragette meetings were held.
The walk progresses to Miller Park where she was suspected of tarring Lord Derby’s Statue. If you look carefully you can still see the tar.
Hear about Edith’s time in prison and how she and many more women who wanted the vote were subjected to the ‘Cat and Mouse Act’.
Fee £5. You can just turn up but places are limited so to be assured of a place and book in advance.