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Winckley Square history book is raising funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

A local history book which brings together all the research undertaken as part of the transformation of Preston’s Winckley Square Gardens has raised an amazing £3,200 for St Catherine’s Hospice. […]

2 months ago
How Ingol’s social history is being explored

Ingol homes being built Pic: Norman Askew Those who live in Ingol, or have lived in the area, are being asked to share their memories. The part of Preston, which borders Cottam, Ashton-on-Ribble and Lea has a […]

3 months ago
UCLan founder’s descendant graduates from Preston’s university

Roger at his graduation, holding a painting of ancestor Joseph Livesey Roger at his graduation, holding a painting of ancestor Joseph Livesey A Chorley man has graduated from the University of Central Lancashire 190 years after his great-great-great grandfather helped establish the institution. Roger […]

4 months ago
Exhibition to explore hidden histories of Whittingham Asylum

If only walls could speak. Inside the former Whittingham mental hospital. Pic: scrappynw Nurses in Ward 1. Left: S Best (standing) and M Martin. Right: G Heighton or M Dooley and Margaret Smith. Image courtesy of the Harris An exhibition will explore the […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Indian restaurant in Broughton to stay open – as they buy the premises

Another view of the Indian restaurant on the Broughton crossroads Another view of the Indian restaurant on the Broughton crossroads An Indian restaurant in Preston has bought the building it operates from. Owners of a Touch of Spice at the […]

1 year ago
Why it is only right we have an Edith Rigby statue in Preston

Edith Rigby, pictured left, and the blue plaque to her in Winckley Square Pic: Preston Digital Archive/Tony Worrall It might seem strange now, if not outright bizarre, that 100 years […]

1 year ago
Farewell to the history man – a tribute to Paul Swarbrick

Paul Swarbrick, left, pictured at a recent Preston Historical Society event at Preston Minster with Pat Harrison and Stephen Sartin Paul Swarbrick, left, pictured at a recent Preston Historical Society event at Preston Minster with Pat Harrison and Stephen Sartin Below is a copy of our Blog Preston tribute to […]

1 year ago
One of Preston’s much loved characters has died – RIP Paul Swarbrick

Paul Swarbrick. 1950-2017. Paul Swarbrick. 1950-2017. We are saddened to confirm the passing of one of the city’s most colourful characters and one of our greatest contributors – Paul Swarbrick. Paul died on […]

1 year ago
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