Preston the Jerusalem of Temperance


Sunday 14th April 2024

2:00 pm till 3:30 pm | Start in front of Blue Bell Pub 114 Church Street , Preston, Lancashire PR1 3BS

The Temperance Guided Walk was offered in 2022/23 to commemorate the 190th Anniversary of the establishment of Preston as the ‘Jerusalem of Temperance’ in 1832. It was the anniversary of the ‘seven men of Preston’ signing the first total abstinence pledge, initiating the influential UK Temperance movement.

Preston was recognised in the C19 and C20 centuries as ‘the birthplace of teetotalism’. This is another chance to join this guided walk. Last year we offered the walk twice on the same day because it sold out very quickly but we still ended up with a waiting list. The walk will start in front of the Blue Bell Pub in Church Street and visit locations in Preston City centre which played a pivotal role in the development of the Temperance movement. The walk lasts an hour and a half.

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Guided Walk

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

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