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 https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/books/id/55108/. The book is offered at half price until 31.12.2021. Details at: https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/
Geoff points out that all royalties go to Liverpool University Press’s Open Access Fund that supports early-career historians and social scientists.