John Gregson Trail • Preston Guild City
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John Gregson Trail

Old photo of John Gregson, his wife and three children.

Prepare for the historical journey of WWI Soldier, John Gregson...

As part of the 'Preston Remembers Tours & Trails', the John Gregson trail focuses on John's life before the war.

One of the first to be called up when the First World War began, John was a Prestonian soldier whose achievements were many. This trail takes you to key places in John's childhood; when he was orphaned up to him joining the army.

How to follow the John Gregson Trail

To enjoy this trail you can download the printable guide from the documents section at the bottom of this page.

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 1.1 miles long and takes around 30 minutes to walk, however, allow yourself some extra time to 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 about Preston Remembers visit their website Preston Remembers 1914-1918.

Map addresses for John Gregson trail

Key trail points:

  • 4 Ephraim Street - PR1 4BJ
  • 16 Clara Street - PR1 4BN
  • Primrose Mill - PR1 4BX
  • Centenary Mill - PR1 5JQ
  • St Mary's Church - PR1 5LN
  • Museum of Lancashire - PR1 4YP
  • Preston Livery & Carriage Company - PR1 3BS
  • Flag Market - PR1 2PP
  • Flag Market - PR1 2PP