Menu

History

This category relates to all things to do with history in Preston.

Courtauld connects with Preston – and there’s a reunion on the cards

Tea break in the former Courtaulds factory Tea break in the former Courtaulds factory From fishing to the foxtrot, darts to the Hokey Cokey – Courtaulds textile factory may have been one of Preston’s largest employers, but […]

12 hours 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 day ago
This French Impressionist masterpiece goes on display at the Harris

Eugène Boudin (1824-1898), Deauville, 1893, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust Eugène Boudin (1824-1898), Deauville, 1893, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust A piece of French Impressionism is coming to the Harris for three months. Connecting with Preston’s link with the former […]

1 week ago
Winckley Square history tours confirmed for February

A chance to explore Winckley Square - pictured in the winter sunshine Pic: Tony Worrall A chance to explore Winckley Square – pictured in the winter sunshine Pic: Tony Worrall A chance to explore the history of Winckley Square has been announced. The Friends of […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Plaque remembering Joseph Livesey passed to Preston’s university

The Joseph Livesey plaque The Joseph Livesey plaque A piece of Preston’s history about one of its most famous sons has been placed in safe keeping. Joseph Livesey – who founded the Temperance movement […]

3 weeks ago
Preston’s university asks for your memories as 190th celebrations begin

The Harris Building at the University of Central Lancashire in Corporation Street Pic: Paul Melling The Harris Building at the University of Central Lancashire in Corporation Street Pic: Paul Melling As the University of Central Lancashire prepares to celebrate its 190th birthday – they are […]

3 weeks ago
A short history of the University of Central Lancashire in Preston

The Harris Institute was one of UCLan's original buildings Pic: Tony Worrall The Harris Institute was one of UCLan’s original buildings Pic: Tony Worrall The present day University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was established in 1992, but it can trace an unbroken […]

3 weeks ago
Pictures show how work inside Preston Bus Station is going

One of the seating areas in the Bus Station One of the seating areas in the Bus Station Preston Bus Station is often pictured from the outside as its a grade-II listed brutalist piece of architecture (love it or […]

4 weeks ago
Most Discussed Most Read
Preston in pictures Preston Ukelely band.Preston new market hallHarris museum 'Poulton Elk'Preston new market cafePreston new market hallChinese dragon dancer048/365 - Striking a posePreston Marina View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.