Researching Prescot’s Historic Past

Published on: Tuesday, 08-March-2016

The Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative has teamed up with English Students from Liverpool John Moores University to investigate trade, families and life in Prescot from late 1800s to 1930s.

At a recent community event, the students had the chance to hear stories of generations past and to look at some treasured photos from some of the local Prescot community.

The event helped students to continue with their research project to depict the life of Prescot throughout the years.

Megan, LJMU student, told us more about the Building Stories project….

The Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) is a five year project to repair, restore and re-use historic buildings and spaces in Prescot town centre. Prescot is one of the oldest settlements in Merseyside and the project is drawing on this diverse heritage to help shape the town's future.
The THI will restore shopfronts, historic architectural features, repair historic buildings and improve open spaces, including medieval Market Place. It aims to make Prescot town centre more attractive and vibrant, working with existing businesses, attracting new businesses and creating new homes.

As part of the THI project the complimentary initiatives strand aims to engage the community with their local environment and its heritage through educational, informative and social activities.