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4th of March in the Heritage Hub: Watchmaker's Craft

Prescot is well known for being a ‘town of little workshops’, where watches were made by hand in the 18th and 19th centuries.
It was highly skilled work and the labour of one watch was divided in to specific specialised stages.

The THI is celebrating this history by delivering a session that explores how watches were actually made in Prescot with participants being given the chance to also have a go at one of the stages, all for FREE.

The workshop will be held in the Heritage Hub, 55 Eccleston Street, Prescot, 10 – 3pm on Saturday the 4th of March.
N.B There will be a 30 minute lunch break, please bring your own.

Places are limited to twelve so please contact or call 07773 575 856 to book a place.

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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

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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