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Postcards from Preston: Looking back at Miller Arcade, Market Place and Walton le Dale

Posted on - 6th January, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Nostalgia, Preston City Centre, Walton-le-Dale

Take a walk back in time with some tinted postcards from the Preston Digital Archive.

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They show Preston when it used to have trams running, the splendour of the Miller Arcade and the old Town Hall clock tower.

Miller Arcade on the right from when the trams still ran Pic: Preston Digital Archive

Miller Arcade on the right from when the trams still ran Pic: Preston Digital Archive

The old Market Place also features in the postcards published by R.C.Elliott, with the artwork by Edwin Beattie.

The old Market Place Pic: Preston Digital Archive

The old Market Place Pic: Preston Digital Archive

The Miller Arcade and Market Place Pic: Preston Digital Archive

Former buildings on the site of the Miller Arcade with the Town hall to the left side Pic: Preston Digital Archive

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A view of Friargate and New Street from the Market Place. Pic: Preston Digital Archive

 

Walton-le-Dale is seen viewed from Fishwick with factory chimneys dominating the skyline.

Looking towards Walton-le-Dale from Fishwick Pic: Preston Digital Archive

Looking towards Walton-le-Dale from Fishwick Pic: Preston Digital Archive

What is now the Old Post Office when it was still operating as one.

The post office building Pic: Preston Digital Arhive

The post office building Pic: Preston Digital Arhive

You can see thousands of old pictures and documents from the city on the Preston Digital Archive.

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