On Saturday 14th September the Preston Historical Society will be hosting an open day at St. John’s Minster on Church Street, Preston. The event will open from 10.00am until 4.00pm.Advertisement
Among the variety of activities that will be going on during the day are, an exhibition of the society’s archives which will include many photographic images of olden Preston; documents, ephemera and books relating to Preston and the surrounding areas; Preston Guild artifacts and ephemera from 1882 to present day; genuine Horrockses cotton print dresses etc. from the mid 20th century and even a genuine Preston Pilot newspaper from 1836.
David Hindle will be exhibiting his personal collection of old time theatrical and music hall artifacts along with many items of associated ephemera. Also, David will be displaying old billboard posters and ephemera of many of Preston’s old cinemas.
Steve Halliwell of the website Preston’s Inns, Taverns and Beerhouses, will be there with lots to see and find out about the incredible number of licensed hostelries in the old town. Steve’s website is also a great resource for family history and he will explain why and how to use it for such purposes.
The Woodenspoons Theatre Company will be on hand in full ‘Olde Tyme’ garb and character to entertain and delight people during their visit to the event.
Two Slide shows will be running all day with a great many images of the old town and people of bygone eras, some we will remember and perhaps some we will not.
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