The heritage of some of Prescot’s key buildings and spaces has been shared via a set of twelve plaques that have been put up around Prescot Town Centre. These are the work of Richard MacDonald the final of our four Historic Environment Interns.
Richard gave guided historical tours of Prescot at the 2018 Elizabethan Fayre and with his historical and tour guiding background was the ideal person to put together a series of plaques that celebrate different aspects of Prescot’s past.
Richard has also taken it upon himself to put pen and pencil to paper to create a handy A3-sized map, which you can download from here.
This is just a small image of the map – you can download the full size A3 map from here.
Some of the plaques acknowledge the Heritage Lottery Fund and Council support for grant aiding the repair and restoration of particular buildings. The plaques themselves were made and fitted by Leander Architectural – the same company that makes the famous blue plaques for English Heritage.
Our plaques are the ‘Knowsley red’, and we have used the 1976 Knowsley coat of arms alongside the logo of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
We have had lots of positive feedback on the plaques and I hope the maps helps people find all twelve.