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Beatrice Blackhurst Trail

Old black and white photo of women sat around Sailors and Soldiers Free Reshreshment Room sign

Follow the inspiring life and history of Prestonian, Beatrice Blackhurst.

As part of the 'Preston Remembers Tours & Trails', this trail will take you on the historical journey of the life and achievements of Beatrice Blackhurst.

Advocate for children's and women's rights, Beatrice was a suffragist and founder of the Preston Sailor's and Soldier's Free Buffet. Uncover the hidden history of Beatrice's accomplishments as well as the buildings and places that shaped her life.

To begin your historical journey you can download the trail map from the documents section.

Who is the Trail For?

If you're a history lover then this trail is for you. It's a great way to get out and about and soak up some local history along with some of Preston's key sights.

How Long is the Trail?

The trail is roughly 0.6 miles and takes around 15 minutes to complete. However, make sure to give yourself some extra time to stop and take in the sights and history!

Preston Remembers

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Preston Remembers is a project that joins together activities, exhibitions and events between 2014-2018. The events are to mark the centenary of the First World War and celebrate the lives of those who served and lived in Preston during this time.

The project is highly successful and has seen the restoration of the Preston Cenotaph and uncovered many stories of the people of Preston during the First World War period.

For more information on Preston Remembers visit their website Preston Remembers 1914-1918.

Map Address For Beatrice Blackhurst Trail

Key Trail Points

  • Avenham Park entrance, Ribblesdale Place - PR1 3NA
  • 29 Ribblesdale Place - PR1 3NA
  • 28 Winckley Square - PR1 3JJ
  • 5 Winckley Square - PR1 3JU
  • 10 Chapel Street, BSG Solicitors - PR1  8AY
  • Fishergate Baptist Church - PR1 2UR
  • Pitt Street - PR1 8XB
  • Railway Station Approach - PR1 8AP
  • Railway Station Buffet - PR1 8AP