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Discover ‘what’s on’ in Winckley Square.  The Friends of Winckley Square (FoWS) run events, guided walks and produce a bi-monthly newsletter. Here is a link to our latest events planned for Heritage Weekend on September 11th and 12th.

Our Heritage

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Llandudno Pier in 1936 Edith (second left) with Eleanor Beatrice Higginson, a fellow suffragette along with her daughter Edith and her son Richard.

Winckley Square is a key part of Preston’s history. It is a Georgian Square in the middle of the city.

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The home of William Ainsworth, The Italian Villa, built on the south corner of Cross Street and Winckley Square: Photos Preston Digital Archive

The first house was built in 1799 by William Cross whose vision was to build a magnificent Georgian Square similar to those in London

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