History Of Kirkham

From its beginnings as the site of a Roman Fort, through the founding of the town’s first church in the Seventh Century, life as a Medieval market town, the sweeping changes of the Industrial Revolution and on to the modern day, Kirkham is a town that has adapted and evolved with the times, leaving a rich and colourful legacy for us all to explore.

Split into 8 sections, this brief history of Kirkham provides an overview of the town’s past and will hopefully serve as a source of inspiration for you all as you get involved in the Kirkham Treasures project.

Kirkham: Town, Borough, Parish & Manor
The Parish & The Churches Of Kirkham
The Workhouse
Education & Schools
Kirkham Club Day
Manufacturers & Merchants
Shopkeepers & Trades People
Kirkham & War

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