Joseph Garstang Trail • Preston Guild City
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Joseph Garstang Trail

Black and white photo of Joseph Garstang's face.

Embark on the historical trail of super strong Prestonian, Joseph Garstang...

As part of the 'Preston Remembers Tours & Trails', this trail follows the life and struggles of Joseph Garstang.

Joseph was a market gardener, personal trainer and conscientious objector. With strong principals, Joseph experienced a repeated cycle of imprisonment and release. This trail shows you some key sights in Joseph's history along with his story from childhood until the end of the war.

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

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?

A short but sweet trail, the distance is roughly 0.1 miles and takes around 10 minutes to complete. However, this can vary depending how long you give yourself to enjoy the history and sights this trail has to offer. You can even give yourself extra time to explore the Harris Museum.

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 Joseph Garstang trail

Key trail points:

  • Covered Market - PR1 2JA
  • Harris Museum & Art Gallery - PR1 2PP
  • Crystal House - PR1 2AQ
  • Sessions House - PR1 2AQ
  • Preston Cenotaph - PR1 2PP