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A Grand Provincial Tour focused on Preston’s best-kept secrets

Posted on - 13th May, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Recreation
The canal at Preston with St Walburge's behind, a hidden side to the city

The canal at Preston with St Walburge’s behind, a hidden side to the city Pic: Tony Worrall

An author who visited the city to see Preston Bus Station and ended up discovering a lot more than she bargained for has written a book about her time in the city.

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Jane Brocket has penned A Grand Provincial Tour which includes a look at Preston as well as surrounding towns.

The illustrated book was inspired by the Grand Tours series undertaken by wealthy young gentlemen 200 years ago.

Brocket said: “I came to Preston for the Harris Museum and Art Gallery and Preston Bus Station, but I found so much more.

“And the more I discovered, the more I was convinced that it was time Preston had its own guide to celebrate what makes it special and worth visiting.

“I’ve visited Preston several times now, and each time I’ve found more to like, more to include in my book, and more excuses to eat parched peas and pies.

“When I first made the Preston guide available as a download via my blog I was completely taken aback and delighted by the local support it received. I soon realised it deserved to become a printed book.”

Rusted curves on the Bus Station car park

Rusted curves on the Bus Station car park Pic: Tony Worrall

The book is to be launched at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery on Wednesday late afternoon.

The book will be available to buy through the Harris shop priced £7.99 from Thursday 14 May.

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