Two history events will take place in the city next month offering those interested in local history the chance to find out more.
The first is a conference on The Archaeology of Poverty. This will see four speakers present papers on 19th century housing, the workhouses and the Co-operative movement.
The event is organised by the University of Central Lancashire’s local and family history institute.
To book a place and for more details call 01772 893 053 or email [email protected]
In the Masonic Hall on Sault Street, on Saturday 23 February, the Lancashire Local History Federation hosts an all-day event looking at The Changing Fortunes of King Cotton.
This will explore the ‘Great Cotton Panic in Preston and Lancashire’ and the industry as a whole which saw the city boom in the 19th century.
More details of both events are available on the Lancashire Local History Federation website.
Image credit to Preston Digital Archive