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 […]2 months 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 […]2 months ago by Luke Beardsworth Share
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 […]2 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share See your advert here Want to promote your local business?
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 […]2 months 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 […]2 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
Prestonians are being invited to find out the impact the first months of the First World War had on the city. The Heritage Open Weekend sees buildings in Preston opened up for the public to explore – and a tour with history experts offered. Preston Remembers is a project opening the lid on the role the city played in WWI, with events on the Flag […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share