Winckley Square and the industrial revolution

Cover of book by Geoffrey Timmins

Geoff Timmins, professor emeritus of History at UCLan, has written a book describing the various ways in which the industrial revolution shaped the landscape in the textile districts of Lancashire. What should be of particular interest to Preston historians is Chapter 4 ‘Housing the better-off: Winckley Square, Preston’.

The book is titled The Built Environment Transformed: Textile Lancashire during the Industrial Revolution. Details at The book is offered at half price until 31.12.2021. Details at:

Geoff points out that all royalties go to Liverpool University Press’s Open Access Fund that supports early-career historians and social scientists.

Related: The development of Winckley Square is covered extensively In Nigel Morgan’s Desirable Dwellings, and the district has its own website:

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