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Event to allow you to explore Whittingham Asylum’s history

Inside the old music hall in Whittingham Pic: scrappyNW Inside the old music hall in Whittingham Pic: scrappyNW An event to explore and immerse yourself in the history of a former mental asylum is taking place in Preston. Whittingham […]

1 week ago
Broughton Bypass to be named in honour of Preston war hero

The Broughton bypass and Private James Towers Pic: Preston Digital Archive The Broughton bypass and Private James Towers Pic: Preston Digital Archive The Broughton Bypass is already no more. A new name for the road has been announced paying tribute to […]

3 weeks ago
People’s Festival to celebrate city’s rich industrial heritage

The Preston Martyrs statue in Lune Street is one of the venues for the festival Pic: Tony Worrall The Preston Martyrs statue in Lune Street is one of the venues for the festival Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s industrial past is to be celebrated in a new one-day festival. […]

3 weeks ago
Period property workshops to be held with Winckley Square theme

Ornate arch in Winckley Square Ornate arch in Winckley Square Prestonians with a love of history are being invited to learn about Winckley Square’s bricks and mortar. Three twilight workshops are being held for people […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Chance to explore history of Winckley Square

People enjoying the sunshine in Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall People enjoying the sunshine in Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall A chance to know more about the families who lives behind Winckley Square’s doors during the Georgian and Victorian eras […]

1 month ago
Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines to tell her fascinating life story

The Preston Historical Society is delighted to announce that in September, they will be hosting a most fascinating talk which will be presented by Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines. This talk, with […]

2 months ago
Watch exploration inside old Preston Odeon cinema

Inside the former New Vic cinema An urban explorer from Preston has gone inside a former cinema in the city centre. What was the Odeon has stood empty for decades. Urban exploration duo Exploring with Fighters, […]

2 months ago
Future of former Victorian coach house becomes clearer

One of the proposals for the former coach house One of the proposals for the former coach house A decision on what to do with a former Victorian coach house in Penwortham has moved a step closer. More than […]

2 months ago
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