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New dates for guided tours around Winckley Square Gardens

Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall Winckley Square Gardens. Pic: Tony Worrall Local heritage is set to be uncovered with guided walks and talks around Winckley Square Gardens. Open until Sunday 20th May, you can discover […]

2 days ago
Watch as urban explorers discover morgue in St Joseph’s Orphanage

Inside the former morgue at Mount Street Urban explorers have once again been inside the former St Joseph’s Orphanage in Preston city centre. The decaying building has become a magnet for those wanting to explore its structure. […]

3 weeks ago
Latest Winckley Square history walk to take place

Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall A history stroll returns to one of the city’s most historic places. Georgian square Winckley Square sees a guided walk round on Wednesday (4 April. […]

3 weeks ago
Will you be egg rolling or pace egging this Easter Monday?

A traditional pace egg Pic: Lavender & Lovage Avenham Park egg rolling has been going on for centuries If you really want to get into the tradition of Egg Rolling this year, it’s time to ditch the chocolate […]

4 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Haunted Preston tunnels setting of book by bestselling author

The Miley Tunnel Pic: David Wright-Kahn The Miley Tunnel Pic: David Wright-Kahn The tunnels under Preston are the setting for a new book by New York Times bestselling author A.J. Hartley. Cold Bath Street is a […]

1 month ago
How you can help bring a tale of Lancashire’s suffragettes to life

Ruthie-Boycott-Garnet, the writer behind the Suffrajitsu show Ruthie-Boycott-Garnet, the writer behind the Suffrajitsu show A crowdfunding campaign is underway to bring a tale about Jiu Jitsu-practising suffragettes to the stages and schools of Preston. Lancashire theatre company […]

1 month ago
Dickens returns to Preston for one night only

Engraving c.1862 from The Illustrated London News detailing the construction of Moor Park - Preston was said to be the inspiration for Dickens 'Hard Times' Pic: Preston Digital Archive Engraving c.1862 from The Illustrated London News detailing the construction of Moor Park – Preston was said to be the inspiration for Dickens ‘Hard Times’ Pic: Preston Digital Archive Charles […]

1 month ago
Preston and its workers, companies and trades explored in new book

Workers lay tarmac in Church Street in 1938 Workers lay tarmac in Church Street in 1938 Preston is no stranger to hard graft and it’s explored in this look back at firms and jobs which have come and […]

1 month ago
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