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

Preston veterans mark VJ Day when WWII fighting ended

The veterans stand to attention during the service Pic: John Duckworth The veterans stand to attention during the service Pic: John Duckworth Military veterans and dignitaries joined together to mark the anniversary of the end of fighting in the Second World […]

6 days ago
Heritage Open Days allow you to explore hidden Preston

You can go inside buildings which are normally off limits Pic: Paul Melling You can go inside buildings which are normally off limits Pic: Paul Melling From a history of how buildings in Preston city centre came to be to a look around […]

7 days ago
Proposals for former Victorian coach house in Penwortham

One of the options for the building is to convert it into a tea room One of the options for the building is to convert it into a tea room A former Victorian coach house due to be restored to its former glory is in […]

3 weeks ago
Palace cinema in Longridge is on the market

The Palace Cinema is one of the oldest surviving independent screens in the country Pic: Lancastrian The Palace Cinema is one of the oldest surviving independent screens in the country Pic: Lancastrian Cinema-goers in Longridge are preparing to rally-round to purchase a piece of history. The […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Future of Harris orphanage to be discussed

The former orphanage buildings are now in private ownership Pic: Tony Worrall The former orphanage buildings are now in private ownership Pic: Tony Worrall A historic area of Preston is having its special status reviewed. Harris Park – the former orphanage buildings […]

3 weeks ago
Remembering when Starsailor played in Action Records

James Walsh from Stairsailor performing in Action Records in March 2009 Pic: Chris Skoyles James Walsh from Starsailor performing in Action Records in March 2009 Pic: Chris Skoyles Chorley-based band Starsailor are returning after a hiatus and have a new album coming out. We […]

4 weeks ago
Preston war museum wants to reunite medal with soldier’s family

Private Cooper’s medal with museum curator Jane Davies A final call is being made to try and reunite the medal of a war hero with his family. Private Alfred Cooper’s […]

4 weeks ago
Dick Kerr Ladies would be proud of this walking football in their honour

Teams played out the tournament to mark the Dick Kerr Ladies Teams played out the tournament to mark the Dick Kerr Ladies Walking football strolled into Preston to help mark the 100th anniversary of the historic Dick Kerr Ladies football team. […]

1 month ago
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