PRESTON REMEMBERS 1914-1918

Tours & Trails

Performances will take place at:

Preston Cenotaph
11.30 and again at 2.30
Outside the Harris Museum,
Market Square Preston,
PR1 2PP

Preston Railway Station
12.30 and again at 3.30
Preston
PR1 8AP

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On Saturday 7th November 2015 Preston Remembers programme of city tours launched with a piece of thought provoking and powerful street theatre.

The piece introduced three Preston people who experienced World War 1 in very different ways.

Joseph Garstang – a market gardener, personal trainer and conscientious objector, who said; “I’m not training these lads up to be cannon fodder.” Imprisoned and force fed 38 times, he stuck to his principles, but finished the war a broken man.

John Gregson – born on the same streets as Joseph, he was orphaned at an early age and went on to join the army before the war. One of the first to be called up when the war started, he was killed in the trenches in June 1915, leaving behind a wife and three children.

Beatrice Blackhurst – a mother and campaigner who was part of the committee that set up the Preston Station Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Free Buffet. An advocate for children’s and women’s rights, she passionately worked for what she believed in throughout her life.

These tours are still available to book on to, until October 2016.