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Pots, History and Continual Professional Development

We have a number of fun and interesting days coming up to tell you about.

Pottery in the Park

Back by popular demand, on the 18th of September we have another Pottery in the Park day, delivered by the very talented local artist John Ayling in Stadt Moers Activity Centre. It is a full day, split in to morning and afternoon activities, that will give you a taster of how to design your own tile, the history of the grounds of Stadt Moers and a chance to make a bowl on the potters wheel.
Please see the details below and contact me as soon as possible to reserve a place.
(Please note, if to attend, we ask that you take part in all of the activities and dress appropriately for outside weather).

Pottery in the Park

Family History

A lot of people have popped in to the Heritage Hub expressing an interest in their family history. In response to such enquiries and in support of the monthly drop-in sessions at Prescot Library we will be running sessions at Vee’s Place, Kemble Street, from the end of September/beginning of October.
Before we start, I would like to know what day is best for you, Monday 11 – 1pm or Tuesday 11 – 1pm?
Please let me know by e-mail: or by mobile: 07773 575 856, as the majority will dictate the day.

Free Continual Professional Development

The THI is offering three days of free training with Alan Gardner in October, covering the subjects of Lime, Timber Repair and Damp and Stone.
The training is aimed at building surveyors, architects, conservation officers, building contractors and home owners/managers of pre-1919 buildings.
Numbers are limited, so please contact me as soon as possible to reserve a place.

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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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