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

The Preston shops you wish still existed

We asked, and you told us. We said which Preston shop would you go back to for one-time only if they still existed. Many famous names, both nationally and locally, […]

17 mins ago
Joy for trainspotters as LMS Jubilee Class 5690 Leander steams through Preston

Rail enthusiasts were treated to a rare sighting of the LMS Jubilee Class 5690 Leander as it steamed through Preston on Saturday. Dozens of fans visited Preston Railway Station to […]

2 days ago
Marking 40 years of UCLan’s library as former Penwortham librarian recalls meeting Prince Philip

Sue Dawson meeting Prince Philip in 1979 A Penwortham woman has returned to the library where she started working 40 years ago. Sue Dawson began working at the University of Central Lancashire’s library at the Preston campus […]

1 week ago
Remembering when Ribby Hall village was caravans and a muddy field

What Ribby Hall used to look like in 1994 What’s become one of Preston’s luxury boltholes and holiday parks marks 25 years this year. Ribby Hall Village began life in 1994. With the UK beginning to recover from a […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Uncover Winckley Square’s hidden histories with these guided walks

A view of Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall Winckley Square guided walks are back for April and May. The free walks, led by the Friends of Winckley Square, uncover the hidden histories of Preston’s Georgian Square. There are […]

2 weeks ago
Memories project continues as Dardsley House becomes home to Lostock Hall Medical Centre

Dardsley House is now home to Lostock Hall Medical Centre A heritage project exploring memories of health care is continuing after Lostock Hall Medical Centre opened in Dardsley House. The Doctor, Doctor project is exploring the heritage of Dardsley and […]

4 weeks ago
Moor Park Conservation Area to see a number of roads removed

Daffodils in Moor Park Pic: Wolbadger Ten roads look set to have their conservation status removed from them. Moor Park Conservation Area looks set to be reduced in size by Preston City Council. A consultation period […]

1 month ago
Winckley Square guided walks to celebrate International Women’s Day

A view of the new look Winckley Square which took most of 2016 to complete Pic: Tony Worrall A special series of Winckley Square guided walks is taking place to celebrate International Women’s Day. The walks, which are dedicated to the women of Winckley Square, will take place […]

2 months ago
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