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Great British Railway Journeys: Portillo returns to Preston

Posted on - 21st December, 2013 - 9:46am | Author - | Posted in - Nostalgia, Preston City Centre

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Railway enthusiast Michael Portillo returns to Preston for the latest series of the popular BBC TV show Great British Railway Journeys.

Series 5 takes the ex-politician throughout the North and North West of England exploring places like Manchester, Chesterfield, Rochdale and Haworth.

Carrying his trusted old copy of Victorian cartographer George Bradshaw’s Railway Companion Michael re-visits Preston to celebrate Victorian trade with the famous Preston Guild before heading off to Rochdale and Hebden Bridge.

Michael last visited Preston way back in series one when he learnt about the temperance movement and investigated the founding of Teetotalism in the town.

One lucky traveller captured Portillo’s visit to Preston Railway Station last May. Have a look here

You can see episode 3 ‘Preston to Rochdale’ on BBC Two, Wednesday 8 January 2014 at 18:30

Let us know what you thought of Michal Portillo’s visit to Preston in the comments below

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