Prescot THI Blog

Archive of: 2014

The Importance of Shopfronts

Posted on 30 April 2014

Shopfronts as we know them have been around for over 200 years. This post is a brief run-through of the importance of shopfronts.

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THI News Digest

THI News Digest

Posted on 11 April 2014

A few nuggets of news about the THI and what has been going on in the last few weeks.

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Sash Windows for the 21st Century

Posted on 17 March 2014

Sash windows: often a thorny subject for the home owner, eco-warrior and conservation officer alike because we all believe different things are true. Here’s my perspective based on the recent experience of getting 100-year-old windows ready for the 2010’s and beyond.

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Congratulations: You’ve Won a Shop

Congratulations: You’ve Won a Shop

Posted on 07 March 2014

An empty shop on Eccleston Street will soon be upcycled into the home of a furniture restoration business thanks to the Oneark Win a Shop competition.

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We're moving!

Posted on 19 February 2014

The good news is Prescot THI, Prescot Heritage Hub and Prescot Historcial Society are all moving in March 2014. The even better news is we’ll all still be on Eccleston Street, and in bigger premises.

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Opportunity: Historic Environment Internship (paid)

Opportunity: Historic Environment Internship (paid)

Posted on 05 February 2014

New Year, New Job? The THI has made a new post available for anyone working towards or recently graduating from a built environment qualification – a paid Historic Environment Internship!

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THI Partnership Board - Third Meeting 28 January 2014

Posted on 05 February 2014

The THI Partnership Board met for the third tmie on 28 January 2014. This post summarises the key decisions made by the Board at this meeting.

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Training Event' 'Laser Scanning Experience Day'

Posted on 03 February 2014

The THI had its second training event, and the first one to be held in an actual THI Project Building (13-15 Atherton Street). It was a ‘Laser Scanning Experience Day’aimed at Building Surveying students. It took place on 29 January 2014.

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Bowring Park, Roby - HLF Go-Ahead to Plan Restoration

Posted on 08 January 2014

Knowsley MBC and its partners are a step closer to securing £1.9million from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the restoration of Bowring Park in Roby.

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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

© Knowsley Council 2013