Friends of Winckley Square Host ‘1950s An Age of Optimism’ Exhibit

Central Methodist Church, Moon Street. Photo: Google

A group from Preston invited residents to a new exhibit focusing on life in the 1950s.


Friends of Winckley Square’s “1950s An Age of Optimism” exhibit invites locals to step back in time and see how their parents or grandparents lived in the 1950s.

Seven exhibition panels show how national events have impacted the lives of the people of Preston.

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Topics include Baby Boomers, Teenage Identity, Preston Holidays – The Waking Weeks, Movies, PNE, The Preston Guild of 1952 and more.

The exhibit runs from Thursday, June 9 through June 18 at Central Methodist Church, Moon Street.

Opening hours are Monday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Participants can enjoy tea in the Olive Grove cafe.

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