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How you can be part of a heritage project celebrating health care in Lostock Hall

Dardsley House will be the new home of Lostock Hall Medical Centre Dardsley House will be the new home of Lostock Hall Medical Centre A new heritage project is appealing for people to share their memories of health care in Lostock Hall […]

4 days ago
Chance to look round revamped Fulwood care home

The care home is now known as Springfield Manor Gardens The care home is now known as Springfield Manor Gardens A restored care home is opening its doors for anyone who wants a look around. What was Little Sisters of […]

5 days ago
Exhibition to explore hidden histories of Whittingham Asylum

If only walls could speak. Inside the former Whittingham mental hospital. Pic: scrappynw Nurses in Ward 1. Left: S Best (standing) and M Martin. Right: G Heighton or M Dooley and Margaret Smith. Image courtesy of the Harris An exhibition will explore the […]

1 week ago
Extraordinary women to star in new Winckley Square heritage tours

Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall Winckley Square gardens Pic: Tony Worrall Winckley Square guided heritage walks are back for Autumn, and this time they will feature some of Preston’s most extraordinary women. Over the past […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston artist’s drawing of Avenham murder scene up for national prize

Joan Harrison by Mark Parkinson The drawing, titled Joan Harrison, has been shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize A Preston artist’s depiction of an Avenham murder scene¬†has been shortlisted for a national drawing […]

4 weeks ago
Preston memories of Alstom and GEC Traction

Colin Rogerson pictured right with the gearboxes he built, and his good friend Cliff Scott, who sadly passed away in 1996 The motor assembly team, circa 1999 Former employees at one of Preston’s biggest employers are mourning the loss of the company from the city. Alstom, maker of train parts, was […]

1 month ago
What Prestonians have been making of the Heritage Open Days

The recently revamped Winckley Square is described as 'possibly the finest Georgian Square in Lancashire' Pic: Tony Worrall Pics: Cheryl Disley Prestonians are enjoying the variety of activities on offer in the city through this year’s Heritage Open Days. Almost 30 activities took place over the first weekend […]

1 month ago
Retro exhibition explores Preston Polytechnic nostalgia

Some of these items may bring back memories from the last few decades Some of these items may bring back memories from the last few decades Memories of Preston Polytechnic are amongst items to be displayed in a new exhibition in the city. […]

2 months ago
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