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Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 2)

Posted on - 21st February, 2015 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - History, Nostalgia, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston History

 

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Church Street-Fishergate, Preston October 1988

Church Street-Fishergate, Preston October 1988: Burton’s, Dixon’s, Prontaprint and John Menzies, seems like an age since those shops were there.

We had such a fantastic response to the 80’s pictures from last weeks posting we are pleased to say that this series continues with yet another batch of pictures from the 80’s archive, digitised and ready for your weekly bout of nostalgia and reminiscence. This week we have a further fifteen photos of poplular haunts and streets around Preston; be it one of your favourite pubs or a shop you used to visit or even a place at which you have worked, eventually it’s quite likely that you may well find it in one of the photos of this series.

Corportation Street December 1987

Corportation Street December 1987: You can just see that the Public Hall still exists in the distance.

Meadow Street-Agnes Street, Preston April 1988

Meadow Street-Agnes Street, Preston April 1988: Anyone recognise the large building in the backgound?

Church Street, Preston (north side) March 1988

Church Street, Preston (north side) March 1988: Really don’t recall Comet being there, do you?

Church Street, Preston (north side) September 1987

Church Street, Preston (north side) September 1987: I wonder how many of you played the fruit machines in the Novelty Box. And by the way, that’s not the moon in the top right corner, it’s a hole in the photo.

Syke Street-Avenham Street, Preston January 1988

Syke Street-Avenham Street, Preston January 1988: Anyone remember the Paradise Club?

Friargate, Preston (west side) May 1988

Friargate, Preston (west side) May 1988: Used to love Sanchos and remember the Sue Ryder shop? It’s Fanaki’s cafe nowadays.

Church Street, Preston (south side) May 1987

Church Street, Preston (south side) May 1987: Some interesting little shops on this block with Cotton Court leading up to the former Starkie’s Wire Works building.

Dog & Pheasant, Grimshaw Street, Preston March 1987

Dog & Pheasant, Grimshaw Street, Preston March 1987: Dog & Pheasant, nowadays going under the name of Oblivion.

George Hotel, Church Street, Preston (south side) March 1987

George Hotel, Church Street, Preston (south side) March 1987: The George Hotel, reputed to be one of the most haunted hotel’s in Preston and has been closed for some time.

Moss Street Mill, Fylde Road, Preston October 1987

Moss Street Mill, Fylde Road, Preston October 1987: This building was once owned by Horrockses and was a cotton mill. Since then it has been the home to the Mad Ferret (later Ferret) and the Bitter Suite (later Ale Emporium)

Church Street- Grimshaw Street, Preston (south side) March 1987

Church Street- Grimshaw Street, Preston (south side) March 1987: anyone recall what the shop on the right hand side of the corner of Grimshaw Street and Church Street was called at one time?

Fishergate, Preston (north side) June 1987

Fishergate, Preston (north side) June 1987: It doesn’t look like any of the shops in this scene are owned by the same proprietors today.

Church Street, Preston (north side) June 1988

Church Street, Preston (north side) June 1988: Happy Haddock, now there’s a chippy to behold. Great chips on the way home on Friday night.

Church Street, Preston (south side) August 1988

Church Street, Preston (south side) August 1988: The Lamb Hotel in full swing. Great pub and some great live music was played there around the time of this photo.

We hope that you have enjoyed looking back twenty-five to thirty years ago and will look forward to another helping of 80’s heaven next week.

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures series: Part 1 can be viewed here and Part 3 can be viewed here

Also see our Preston in the 60’s and 70’s series starting here.

Our grateful thanks go to the Preston Historical Society for kindly providing these images.

Did you recall any or all of the scenes in these images? Let us know in the comments below.

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