For all those who love to read about the history of Preston and especially it’s architecture, you will be in for a real treat. Keith Johnson’s latest superb offering of ‘Preston in 50 Buildings’, published by Amberley, available at all good booksellers and online, has to be one for the shopping list. This is a fact filled book of many well known and some not so well known buildings in Preston, many of which, Prestonian’s either love or hate, depending on individual tastes.Advertisement
Preston in 50 Buildings explores the history of this rich and vibrant community through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the Grade I-listed Harris Museum to the modern Guild Hall, this unique study celebrates the city’s architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Well-known local author Keith Johnson guides the reader on a tour of the city’s historic buildings and modern architectural marvels. The churches, theatres, pubs and cinemas of Preston’s industrial past are examined alongside the innovative buildings of a twenty-first-century city.
Keith is an engineering design/development engineer having worked in the printing press industry for over thirty-five years. He has studied history for the last twenty-five years both locally and nationally and has had a number of successful books to his name. He has also contributed numerous articles on local history to the Lancashire Evening Post for the last fifteen years, and is a member of the Crime Writers Association and the Lancashire Authors Association.
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