Three Women who Shaped Preston: Talk by Patricia Harrison

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St Wilfrid's Parish Centre

Winckley Square

Chapel Street

Preston

PR1 8BU

United Kingdom

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Over the last two years the Friends of Winckley Square have been researching the lives of women who lived, worked or were associated with Winckley Square. Previously, the history of the Square had been the history of rich men (with the exception of Edith Rigby whose niece, Phoebe Hesketh, wrote about her in 'My Aunt Edith). This talk will focus on three of the many remarkable women whose unsung stories are now being told.

Ellen Cross, who completed her husband's vision of the Georgian Square that now stands in the centre of Preston. Cornelia Connelly, married, at 22 to an Episcopalian minister. Hear how this mother of five became a Roman Catholic abbess , founded the Society of the Holy Child Jesus and established Catholic schools in Preston. Cornelia was the subject of an acrimonious lawsuit which became a national controversy. Beatrice Todd, political and social activist who had a significant impact on the lives of people who lived in Preston, especially during World War 1.

Come and listen to their unsung stories.

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St Wilfrid's Parish Centre

Winckley Square

Chapel Street

Preston

PR1 8BU

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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