Prescot THI Blog

Archive of: 2014

2014: the year that was

2014: the year that was

Posted on 23 December 2014

2014: a review of the last 12 months of the THI and the general regeneration of the town centre.

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Shakespeare North: Meeting on Thursday 4th December

Shakespeare North: Meeting on Thursday 4th December

Posted on 02 December 2014

The Shakespeare North Trust is holding a consultation meeting for its proposals for Prescot Town Centre. It’s this Thursday, 4th December from 5pm to 7pm at Prescot Parish Church.

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29-31 Eccleston Street - Update

Posted on 21 November 2014

Looking back at more of the history of 29-31 Eccleston Street and forward to its conversion, repair and restoration.

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The Second, or 'Other First' THI Building Project: 29-31 Eccleston Street

Posted on 20 October 2014

A potted history of 29-31 Eccleston Street written by a non-historian. Perhaps I should stick to the day job?

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40 High Street: the First THI Project

Posted on 10 October 2014

The First THI Building Project – 40 High Street – is now on site! Here is a history of the building, written by me, a non-historian.

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New Internship and New Wall Art

New Internship and New Wall Art

Posted on 08 September 2014

I’m still catching up on the blog – here are the two biggest things that happened in August – our first ever Historic Environment Intern started in post, and the new wall art was unveiled on Leyland Street.

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First two Full Grant Approvals - EVER!

Posted on 04 September 2014

The first ever THI grant applications have been approved by the Partnership Board. Where are they and what are they for?

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THI Partnership Board: Latest Outline Grant Approvals

Posted on 04 July 2014

A brief summary of the latest THI Building Projects to have recevied outline grant approval from the THI Partnership Board

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Heritage Hub Open Day - Saturday 28th June

Heritage Hub Open Day - Saturday 28th June

Posted on 26 June 2014

Come along to the Heritage Hub’s offical open day at our new premises, plus the THI was at last week’s Skills Show Experience.

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Shopfront Archaeology

Posted on 04 June 2014

How a few bits of wood left in the corner of a room have informed an entire restoration.

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Get involved

Help shape the heritage initiative by taking part in consultations, or celebrate Prescot's history at events taking place throughout the project. Schools and colleges can also get hands-on with the past through activities and workshops for groups.

Heritage skills training

Historic buildings need people with the right knowledge to look after them. The THI will give people in and entering the local construction industry the opportunity to gain new skills and experience.

The THI will also help people find out more about careers in heritage.

Get in touch

Keep up-to-date by following us on twitter or find out more at 'Space to Create', the THI information centre on Eccleston Street.

You can also contact Owen Barton, THI Officer, by phone on 0151 443 2757 or by emailing

Apply for grants

Owners of certain buildings in the Prescot Conservation Area can apply for grants to repair, restore and re-use their property.

Eligible properties are marked in red and orange.

Read the guide to applying for grants (PDF) and eligibility criteria (PDF) documents for detailed information about grants.

Conservation area appraisals

The conservation area appraisal (PDF) is a detailed assessment of Prescot's most historic areas.

The appraisal appendices (PDF) contain more detailed information and the management plan (PDF) outlines how the area will be managed.

Heritage Lottery Funded

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