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Prestwich & Whitefield Through Time Paul Hindle

Prestwich & Whitefield Through Time By Paul Hindle

Prestwich & Whitefield Through Time by Paul Hindle

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A fascinating collection of images showing how Prestwich and Whitefield have changed across the last century.

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Prestwich & Whitefield Through Time by Paul Hindle

Prestwich and Whitefield are closely linked townships that have been separated by the construction of the M60. With a combined population of around 55,000, they are considered to be prestigious suburbs of north Manchester. They are now part of Bury Metropolitan Borough Council. In this book, authors Paul Hindle and Harry Wilkinson offer a nostalgic visual chronicle of Prestwich and Whitefield through the decades. Prestwich is the older of the townships and its parish church, St Mary's, dates back to Norman times, though the present church was begun in the fifteenth century. Much of Whitefield was part of the medieval Pilkington Park, and Clive of India attended Stand Grammar School there. Whitefield became a separate local government area in 1886, but it boasts one of the churches funded after the Napoleonic Wars. Between the two areas is the famous Besses o' th' Barn, named after a former local innkeeper. To the west is the Irwell Valley and Philips Park, while to the east is Heaton Park, once the seat of the Earls of Wilton. Prestwich & Whitefield Through Time will be of interest to local people and anyone with links to the area.

About Paul Hindle

Paul is Chairman of the Manchester Bolton & Burry Canal Society; he wrote the Towpath Guide in 2009 and he edits the society's quarterly journal. He also edits North West Geography, which is an online journal. Paul has several previously published books, and now he is retired spends a lot of time researching Greater Manchester's history. With links to the local library in Salford, it is from this source that he will be taking the majority of his old photographs. Harry Wilkinson was born in Whitefield and educated at Stand Grammar School, he then studied at London and Sheffield Universities. He worked in libraries in Prestwich and Whitefield, retiring as Area Librarian in 1995. He has co-authored three books on the local history of the area, illustrated by old picture postcards.

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Prestwich & Whitefield Through Time by Paul Hindle
Amberley Publishing
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