Watch: When a touch of Paris came to Preston

Posted on - 30th August, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Videos


Who remembers a touch of the Parisian brought to Preston?

The city was the backdrop for an advert in 2004 from shoe firm Clarks.

It features a young woman getting ready to head into the city centre.


She makes her way around the front of the Harris Museum and Town Hall, down into Miller Park, all set to some French music.


Before her Paris-like experience is interrupted by a broad Lancastrian accent asking “Are you alright, love?”.

It ends “Preston Is My Paris”. The name of which was taken on by two lecturers from UCLan who gave the same name to their photocopied zine which explored the city as a subject for creative practice.

Do you remember this advert? Let us know in the comments below

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