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This category is for nostalgic posts reminiscing about the past.

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
Haunted Preston tunnels setting of book by bestselling author

The Miley Tunnel Pic: David Wright-Kahn The Miley Tunnel Pic: David Wright-Kahn The tunnels under Preston are the setting for a new book by New York Times bestselling author A.J. Hartley. Cold Bath Street is a […]

3 months ago
Preston and its workers, companies and trades explored in new book

Workers lay tarmac in Church Street in 1938 Workers lay tarmac in Church Street in 1938 Preston is no stranger to hard graft and it’s explored in this look back at firms and jobs which have come and […]

3 months ago
Courtauld connects with Preston – and there’s a reunion on the cards

Tea break in the former Courtaulds factory Tea break in the former Courtaulds factory From fishing to the foxtrot, darts to the Hokey Cokey – Courtaulds textile factory may have been one of Preston’s largest employers, but […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston’s university asks for your memories as 190th celebrations begin

The Harris Building at the University of Central Lancashire in Corporation Street Pic: Paul Melling The Harris Building at the University of Central Lancashire in Corporation Street Pic: Paul Melling As the University of Central Lancashire prepares to celebrate its 190th birthday – they are […]

5 months ago
A brief history of the Dick, Kerr Ladies football team

Dick Kerr’s Ladies Football Team, Preston 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Dick Kerr’s Ladies Football Team, Preston 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive As a memorial was unveiled for the Dick, Kerr Ladies – possibly the most famous football team to come […]

6 months ago
Final weeks of trading at Preston Market captured in pictures

Chewing the fat Pic: Joseph Gudgeon Chewing the fat Pic: Joseph Gudgeon A Preston photographer has begun capturing the final weeks of the city’s Indoor Market. Preston Indoor Market, trading since the 1960s, is due to […]

8 months ago
There’s another vintage Preston Guild mug up for sale

The 1822 Guild mug - in good condition The 1822 Guild mug – in good condition Another antique Preston Guild mug has gone up for sale on eBay. Following a Preston Guild 1842 mug being sold for more […]

8 months ago
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