Another walk around Preston. This time it’s on International Women’s Day 8th March 2023. It added some flavour when we reached Winckley Square as there had been a Blue Plaque mounted for Beatrice Todd, Suffragist. On the square was a display of wall boards and balloons for the 3 women of Preston who campaigned for women’s rights in the early 20th Century.
The wall boards, Left to Right. Beatrice Blackhirst 1866-1955, political and suffragist activist and Preston Soldiers and Sailors buffet. It’s hard to imagine she lived in Preston when I did, dying at 89. Edith Rigby 1872-1950, militant Suffragette Activist, living to the age of 78, I was in Preston then as well. Beatrice Todd 1876-1958, living to 82, political and suffragist activist and Preston Soldiers and Sailors buffet. They had long lives. Did they die with recognition in their time?
A Blue Plaque for Beatrice Todd was unveiled on the day.
The Miller Arcade, one of the best buildings in Preston. Shops and cafes. A Rohan shop being it’s best offer we think.
The former National Westminster Bank, now Revolution with a reversed E.