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Archive of: July, 2019

Market Place: Part 2: Demolition Days

Posted on 18 July 2019

This blog post is a Part 2 of 2 about how and why Market Place was drastically changed in the 1960s, leaving a space that we are currently re-inventing as the largest project of the entire THI.

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Market Place: Part 1: The Decline of the Town Hall and Market Hall

Posted on 18 July 2019

This is Part 1 of a two-part blog post about Market Place and how it transformed from the administrative and commercial centre of Prescot, to a relative backwater.

Part 2 covers the redevelopment of Market place in the 1960s.

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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.

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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 owen.barton@knowsley.gov.uk.


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.

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