Prescot and its ‘Flat Iron’ building

The steeple of Prescot Parish Church just as the sun was going down.

Local history has always fascinated me and I often blog about it across Sefton and indeed Merseyside and West Lancs.

This piece – see link below – in the Liverpool Echo took my eye:-

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/prescot-flat-iron-building-its-16553994

Prescot’s connections with clocks is well known but this significant Lancashire town also has some interesting historic buildings too – my shot of its parish church heads up this posting.

3 thoughts on “Prescot and its ‘Flat Iron’ building

  1. Ian Smith says:

    You could claim sanctuary in Prescot, it had it’s own court leet, which only finished in 1923. It was a walled town with many of those walls being internal and creating courts in the centre of town. A few still remain. Did you know the writer of the song and No1 hit internationally ‘ Chirpy chirpy cheep cheep ‘ was a Prescotian, Lally Stott former member of Denny Seyton and the Sabres?

  2. Allan says:

    I notice there is now a Time Ball on the Prescot Flatiron building. I live in Germany, and I am interested in Horology, and stories like this always attract me. Though I have to say there is nothing in the local papers about the really nice work now going on there. I would have thought more interest would have been taken by the local council, but you never know, today is the start of another week. Go for it Prescot.

  3. Allan says:

    I tried to post a photograph, but failed?ß

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