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Missing Joseph Livesey plaque turns up on auction site in Netherlands

The Joseph Livesey plaque was listed as 'unknown gentleman' Pic: CataWiki The Joseph Livesey plaque was listed as ‘unknown gentleman’ Pic: CataWiki Mystery surrounds how a portrait of one of Preston’s most famous sons ended up being auctioned by someone in […]

4 days ago
Whitsuntide in Preston and the tale of Paddy’s Rookery Riots

English Martyrs Church Whitsuntide procession in Garstang Road in 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive English Martyrs Church Whitsuntide procession in Garstang Road in 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive 2018 marks the centenary of the ending of World War One, it is also one hundred […]

1 week ago
Avenham and Miller Parks military link to be marked

A view over Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall A view over Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall Avenham and Miller Park’s roles in the First World War are to be marked. Preston City Council is putting forward the parks […]

3 weeks ago
Explore Preston’s history with a new kind of A to Z

Frames parade at the Guild in 1952 Frames parade at the Guild in 1952 From cotton barons to clocks there’s all kinds of Preston history in a new book about the city. Preston A-Z is not the […]

4 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement BAE Samlesbury marks its ‘gate guardians’

The Lightnings at BAE Samlesbury The Lightnings at BAE Samlesbury You know you’re at BAE when you see the ‘gate guardians’. As part of the Royal Air Force’s 100th year celebrations the aerospace firm has […]

2 months ago
Special events to help Courtaulds connect with Preston

The building was torn down in the 1980s Eugène Boudin (1824-1898), Deauville, 1893, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust A series of special events is being held to accompany the ongoing Courtauld Connects exhibition at the Harris Museum and […]

2 months ago
New dates for guided tours around Winckley Square Gardens

Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall Winckley Square Gardens. Pic: Tony Worrall Local heritage is set to be uncovered with guided walks and talks around Winckley Square Gardens. Open until Sunday 20th May, you can discover […]

2 months ago
Watch as urban explorers discover morgue in St Joseph’s Orphanage

Inside the former morgue at Mount Street Urban explorers have once again been inside the former St Joseph’s Orphanage in Preston city centre. The decaying building has become a magnet for those wanting to explore its structure. […]

3 months ago
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