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Category:Town - Prescot

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Prescot in Lancashire was once famous for its watchmaking trades. Baines' 1825 directory lists 7 watch balance makers, 7 watch hand makers, 5 suppliers of watch materials, 15 Watch movement makers, 2 watch pillar makers, 11 watch pinion makers, 12 watch tool makers, 5 watch verge makers, and 5 watch wheel makers.