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South Ribble students journey to Belgium to honour war heroes

Poppy and cross memorial The students laid a wreath at the grave of Corporal John McNamara VC A group of South Ribble students have journeyed to Belgium’s battlefields to honour local World War I soldiers. […]

16 hours ago
Have your say on Moor Park Conservation Area

A view across Moor Park Pic: Tony Worrall A view across Moor Park Pic: Tony Worrall A popular Preston park is being reassessed for its special historic interest of the area. Moor Park, which was labelled a conservation area […]

2 days ago
Fishergate’s iconic clock is now ticking again

Fishergate church clock after restoration (L-R) Nick White, CEO of Bistrot Pierre and Greg Dunnings, community hero cut the ribbon at Bistrot Pierre Preston A Preston hero who won gold at the Invictus Games has […]

4 days ago
Preston monument to teetotalism is now listed

The monument to abstinence is in Preston Cemetery Pic: Tony Worrall You wouldn’t think it during a Saturday night in Church Street but Preston is the place where teetotalism began. […]

6 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Exclusive tours of St Joseph’s Orphanage for one day only

St Joseph's Orphanage has stood empty for years Pic: scrappynw St Joseph’s Orphanage has stood empty for years Pic: scrappynw One of Preston’s most concealed historic landmarks is about to be sprung open to the public – for one day […]

2 weeks ago
How you can go behind the scenes of Preston’s hidden heritage

Egyptian balcony at the Harris Pic Mick Gardner Fulwood barracks sepia postcard. Pic: Preston Digital Archive Some of Preston’s hidden historic and cultural landmarks will open their doors as part of a celebration of England’s heritage. Heritage Open […]

2 weeks ago
Latest dates for Winckley Square history walking tours

Winckley Square in 1863, on the western boundary looking south Winckley Square in the sunshine Pic: Chris Delaney More guided heritage walks are taking place around Winckley Square in July. Led by one of the Friends of Winckley Square, the walks have […]

4 weeks ago
Iconic Fishergate clock to tick again when French restaurant opens

Fishergate Baptist Church clock has not ticked for a long time Pic: George D Thompson Fishergate Baptist Church clock has not ticked for a long time Pic: George D Thompson Time is to start ticking once again on one of the city’s most iconic clocks. […]

1 month ago
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