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Nostalgia: Preston pubs captured beautifully in biro

Posted on - 4th July, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Nostalgia, UCLan

Danielle Shore

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Preston’s derelict pubs have been captured in a series of stunning drawings using only a biro pen.

UCLan student Danielle Shore, from Skipton, found inspiration for their drawings as part of her final year project.

She said: “I became aware of the amount of closed pubs when I was cycling around Preston; there used to be one on almost every corner.

“It was sad to see all of these boarded up buildings that would have been hubs of a community back in the day.

“I did a lot of research into the history of the places for my project.

“I collected old photographs from the archives, looked at the Lost Pubs Project and I also got in touch with Stephen Halliwell, a local historian who wrote a book about Preston Pubs.”

The drawing’s are inspired by the work of biro artist Mark Powell as well as conceptual artists Hilla and Bernd Becher.

You can check out her Last Orders exhibition here

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