The Autumn Steam Gala takes place at the Ribble Steam Railway on Saturday and Sunday. Hot behind the tracks from the Preston to Southport 50th anniversary event on Saturday 6 September, the trains are running again. The steam gala sees trains running from 10am to 4.30pm, including a Victorian Passenger train the Vulcan. Running around the docks the Steam Gala sees steam enthusiasts and families […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
An event offering free activities for youngsters across the city during the school holidays has seen record take up. Park It saw more than 2,000 people attend throughout August as four Preston parks hosted events. Free sports sessions were offered during Friday evenings in Ribbleton Park, Dovedale Park, Ashton Park and Moor Park. Preston City Council say 2,140 youngsters and parents signed up and came […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Royal Blood celebrated a number one with their self-titled debut album last week. Their album became the best-selling rock album since the release of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. However, as recently as October 2013, they were still relatively unknown and playing small venues. One of those venues was The Ferret, where the band played to just a handful of people. The band had only […]3 weeks ago by Luke Beardsworth Share See your advert here Want to promote your local business?
On Saturday 13 September the Preston Historical Society will be holding their annual open day at St John’s Minster as part of Preston’s National Heritage Open Days events. Anyone who has an interest in Preston’s rich history should not miss this great opportunity to discover some fascinating facts of what once was one of the finest towns in England. Many of the society’s books on Preston’s […]3 weeks ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
Preston’s historical buildings, parks and some lesser known spots of the city are being opened up this weekend. The Preston Heritage Weekend invites you to find out more about those buildings you might walk past on a daily basis and wonder what’s actually inside. From the Playhouse to the Preston Cleansing Deparment (yes, really) there are all manner of buildings inviting Prestonians in. It’s part […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Hidden in a walled garden in Ashton Park in Preston is the Dig In North West organisation; it is a place of sanctuary for military veterans to be able enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the garden and do some gardening or maybe a little photography or just chat and share experiences with others. Either way, the garden is a wonderful place to be for those […]3 weeks ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share