So many of our
ancient towns and cities have suffered at the
hands of architects, town planners, traffic
engineers and greedy property developers that it
will be no surprise to many to hear that a
grandiose £45m transformation of Prescot is
scheduled. The area involved includes the town
centre and nearby BICC factory site which is
presently an industrial wilderness.
Prescot dates back to the year 1178
and so, thankfully, the development will be
delayed until archeologists have had an
opportunity to search the area for ancient
remains. They are specially interested in the
area surrounding St Mary's Church and certain
other potentially important sites.
A certain history master, known to
many of our readers, would have had a field-day.
Or would he have shed a tear ? Anybody seen the
shambles which has been developed on the site of
our St Helens Road buildings? Emigrees are
advised to stay away.