"The Old Cock Pit" Preston Things to Do Tip by mickeyboy07

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  Plaque on the original site
by mickeyboy07

Originally built for the sport of Cock Fighting,the church meetings of 'Jesus and the latter day saints'took place here as the number of converts grew and a bigger place was needed.The first conference of the church was in 1837 were they used to bless over a hundred children at a time.It was also here that members of the 'Preston Temperance League'introduced a pledge of total Abstinence from any form of Alcohol.two years later the league coined the word'Tee-Total'here,and a couple of years after Elders introduced the Word of Wisdom in the same place.

Address: Back Lane,Preston, PR1
Website: http://www.visitlancashire.com

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