History: Find out about 1715 Battle of Preston

Re-enactment of 1715 Battle of Preston at Hoghton Tower'Credit  Huckleberry Films.
Re-enactment of 1715 Battle of Preston at Hoghton Tower'Credit Huckleberry Films.
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The story of one of the last major battles on English soil is to be told to members and supporters of Garstang Historical Society at their 
November meeting.

Preston historian Dr Bill Shannon is to give a lecture on the 1715 Battle of Preston.

This saw troops loyal to King George defeat an invading army of Jacobites, mainly Scottish followers of the ‘Old Pretender’ James Stuart of the ousted Stuart dynasty.

Dr Shannon’s talk will include details of the Jacobites’ march from Scotland to Preston – via Lancaster and Garstang – as well as focusing on the short-lived fighting in Preston centre which resulted in the defeat of the invading rebels.

The talk, at Garstang United Reformed Church Hall is on Wednesday, November 11 at 7.30pm.

The date is relevant, being exactly 300 years to the week that the battle took place.

Entry is free to Garstang Historical Society members. The cost of admission for non-members is £2 (including refreshments).

It is advised to arrive at the hall early as due to large numbers attending recent meetings have been standing room only.

l For more see the society’s website, www.garstanghistoricalsociety.org