“Preston It’s a Gas!” Winckley Square Guided Walk


Wednesday 1st May 2024

2:00 pm till 3:30 pm | Start Centre Winckley Square Gardens Starkie House, Winckley Square, Preston, England PR1 3JJ

Join Peter Wilkinson, Friend of Winckley Square and Archivist for the National Gasworks Archive, Warrington on this fascinating guided walk. Preston was the first town outside London to have a public gas supply. On this really interesting guided walk you will visit key locations around the city centre including the site of the first gas works, the obelisk where the opening ceremony took place in Feb 1816 , the coal yards and some of the buildings first lit by gas.

The walk will start in the centre of Winckley Square Gardens . You can just turn up but places are limited. To be assured a place better book a ticket.

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Guided Walk

A Regency Promenade with afternoon tea

Winckley Square Gardens Winckley Square, Preston, Lancashire PR1 3JJ

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