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Extraordinary Women of Winckley Square Guided Walk

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Winckley Square Gardens

Winckley Square

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Take a Stroll with a Difference around Winckley Square

Would you like to discover more about your local heritage? Why not join a Friend of Winckley Square for a guided walk around Preston's only Georgian square.

We tell the unsung stories of women such as Frances Winckley, who had a very close relationship with the Duke of Wellington, of Ellen Cross widowed at 44 with six children aged 6 months to 11 years and who finished what her husband started -creating Winckley Square. Of Henrietta Miller, daughter of Thomas Miller, who inherited the equivalent of £3 million and married at the age of 20 a man who proved to be a monster. And Cornelia Connelly, a nun with children, who founded the Holy Child Jesus Convent and School. Plus Preston’s first female solicitor, the female accountant who was on Hitler’s hit list and suffragists who were criticised by suffragettes.

A separate walk concentrates on the Life of Edith Rigby, the Suffragette who lived on the Square, taking in her birthplace and key locations in her life.


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