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

This historic part of Preston’s skyline is up for sale

A view of the windmill and surrounding site Pic: Tony Worrall The windmill in Craggs Row, Preston Pic: Tony Worrall An iconic building on Preston’s skyline is on the market once again. The grade-II listed former windmill in Craggs Row, off Moor […]

6 days ago
Minster to hold memorial service to Preston soldier killed in WWI

Preston Minster is holding the memorial service A memorial service is being held for Private James McLaughlin, a member of the 6th (service) Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, who was killed in action 100 years ago. The service […]

1 month ago
Former Glover’s Court printing press conversion into offices is finished

The top floor retains some of the distinctive features of the printing press Another historic building in the centre of Preston has been given a new lease of life. A former printing press in Glover’s Court has been revamped thanks to a £650,000 […]

1 month ago
Historic book collections at the Harris at heart of lottery bid

Down a narrow flight of stairs and along a damp corridor there’s something Prestonians rarely get to see. The basement of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery is kept away […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Battle of Preston re-enacted and what’s involved in it

A soldier kitted out and Jacobites in a kilt With the recent anniversary of the Battle of Preston much has been written of the battle itself. Not often explored is the role of re-enactors in such events. Here we […]

2 months ago
Cannons, statues and the Belverdere a short history of Avenham Park landmarks

The 'peace' cannon and the frog in Avenham Park The recent Heritage lottery funded restoration of Avenham and Miller parks has highlighted the presence of a number of art works that can be viewed when visiting. Some are better […]

2 months ago
Former Preston city centre mill could become coffee shop and flats

The abandoned building in Lord Street Pic: Google A run down former mill and warehouse in the shadow of Preston Guild Hall and Bus Station is to be rejuvenated. Plans have been lodged for 21-23 Lord Street which […]

2 months ago
Historical origins of the Deepdale Enclosure in Preston

With the recent news of the Deepdale Enclosure to keep its special heritage status, we thought that it would be interesting to look into this small area and its fascinating […]

2 months ago
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