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St. Gregory’s Primary School celebrates its 90th birthday

This June, St Gregory’s R.C. Primary School celebrated 90 years since it was founded. The School opened in 1926 and since then has actively served the surrounding Deepdale community by […]

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Preston Dock to mark 125 years since it first opened

The foundation stone being laid at the opening of the Docks The foundation stone being laid at the opening of the Docks This weekend marks 125 years since Preston Dock received its first ship. Officially called the Albert Edward basin – […]

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Things you never knew about Preston Docks

Full moon rising over the Docks Foundation Stone at Preston Docks Ships have come to Preston Docks for hundreds, if not thousands of years, navigating up the river to shelter and load/unload berthing originally at a […]

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What lies beneath Preston Railway Station – we went exploring

The ‘bakehouse’ On Thursday 8th June I was given a private tour of the underground of Preston Railway Station by Steve Mourby. Steve has worked at the station for 12 […]

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Advertisement Advertisement It’s ten years since Radio 1 Big Weekend came to Preston

Radio 1 Big Weekend's big blue tent Pic: George D Thompson Radio 1 Big Weekend’s big blue tent Pic: George D Thompson It was two days when the music world stopped, and looked at Preston. Moor Park had a giant wall […]

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Could St Joseph’s Orphanage see a new owner soon?

St Joseph's Orphanage stands empty in Mount Street Pic: Gill Lawson St Joseph’s Orphanage stands empty in Mount Street Pic: Gill Lawson A Preston building voted as one of the UK’s most endangered could have a new owner as part of its […]

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A new blue plaque for Preston and it’s a world first

The Dick Kerr blue plaque in all its glory  Pic: Gill LawsonDick, Kerr Ladies Football Club historian, Gail Newsham, has been tireless in her determination to have a commemorative blue plaque […]

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Oyster shells from the Victorian era discovered under Market cobbles

What the workmen found at the Markets Oyster shells discovered during the Markets work in Preston In the same year as the English Channel was swum for the first time these cockles were left at Preston Market. […]

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