High Street Culture
Find out what’s coming up in our four-year programme of cultural activity across England's High Streets Heritage Action Zones, continuing until 2024.
Key buildings along the high street will be restored and projects to encourage new local businesses will create further local employment opportunities and drive a revival of the area.
Kirkham's high street is punctuated by Market Square which retains historic 'fish stones' where fresh fish were once sold.
The picturesque Lancashire town is on a gentle hill, giving views out across the hills and coastal plain. On the site of a Roman fort, clues to the town's medieval past are visible in its plots of land and gardens.
With £1.8 million of government funding, delivered through Historic England, Kirkham’s High Street Heritage Action Zone will see the town's historic features improved. It will include the restoration of historic sites including Market Square and the enhancement of historic shop fronts.
It will also deliver projects to encourage new local businesses and will create further employment opportunities in the heritage sector, including the opening of a heritage and eco skills resource centre in the Grade II listed Hillside house and stables. The programme will focus on themes of wellbeing, working in collaboration with the NHS and community partners.
Below you can find just some of the progress being made in the Kirkham High Street Heritage Action Zone. For more, follow us on Twitter @HistoricEngland
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