Blog Preston – The best of September

We’ve had a surge of new contributors this month on Blog Preston, which we’re hoping will continue into the months ahead to give you the best content that Preston has to offer. I’ve pulled together the top five articles from September  in case you missed any.


1. Examining Preston’s Fossilised Past – Peter Demain wrote us a brilliant photoessay about Preston, linking together elements of local history and linking it with what Preston looks like today. A lot of you liked this post, and Peter’s careful attention to detail makes for a riveting read.

2. Third Preston Tweetup Announced – We went live with organising the Third Preston Tweetup, encouraging our Twitter followers to come together on 12th October to discuss online and offline communities. There are still free tickets available so reserve your place and join us in just over a week at the New Continental.

3. Fire at Mick’s Curry Pot – Perhaps not the most in depth or upbeat of subjects, but our coverage of the fire really showed what local bloggers can do given a bit of technical know how. We got to the scene before anyone else, sourcing initial photos from Twitter users before adding our own. We also got the first recorded interview with a spokesperson for Lancashire Fire Service. While many lamented the demise of Mick and his Curry Pot, as a piece of quick online reporting we think we did a good job at getting the word out there.

4. Nights to Remember – Lisa McManus’ nostalgic piece got a lot of you chatting about Preston nightlife past and present. She delved into all types of nightclubs, throwing in personal anecdotes as well as providing a comprehensive list of bars and clubs that aren’t around anymore.

5. Recycling Lives – Co-Editor of Blog Preston Joseph Stashko paid a visit to Recycling Lives, a homeless charity, hostel and employment aid all in one package. His feature included talking to their Community Manager and taking a tour around the impressive premesis. A good insight into an excellent philanthropic organisation.

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