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This category is for nostalgic posts reminiscing about the past.

It’s ten years since Radio 1 Big Weekend came to Preston

Radio 1 Big Weekend's big blue tent Pic: George D Thompson Radio 1 Big Weekend’s big blue tent Pic: George D Thompson It was two days when the music world stopped, and looked at Preston. Moor Park had a giant wall […]

4 days ago
A new blue plaque for Preston and it’s a world first

The Dick Kerr blue plaque in all its glory  Pic: Gill LawsonDick, Kerr Ladies Football Club historian, Gail Newsham, has been tireless in her determination to have a commemorative blue plaque […]

5 days ago
Wandering And Wondering – A Preston Magical History Mystery Tour

Local historian Keith Johnson, has published a wonderful little Preston based pocket book in which readers are invited on a tour to discover for themselves the changing face of Preston. Keith writes… “Perhaps, like […]

3 weeks ago
History of Whittingham mental hospital to be explored

If only walls could speak. Inside the former Whittingham mental hospital. Pic: scrappynw If only walls could speak. Inside the former Whittingham mental hospital. Pic: scrappynw The history of a former mental asylum on the outskirts of Preston is to be explored. Whittingham […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Watch steam trains light up a Saturday morning in Preston

The Leander standing at Preston The Leander resting at Preston Pic: John Calvert Steam train fans got a treat during Saturday morning as two steam specials made their way through the city. Running along the […]

2 months ago
How you can research your family history in Preston (and eat cake)

The Lancashire Archives, located on Bow Lane, will be holding a ‘Cafe Archive with Family History’ event on Friday 10 March. The event will give families the chance to explore […]

3 months ago
Former Preston city centre mill could become coffee shop and flats

The abandoned building in Lord Street Pic: Google A run down former mill and warehouse in the shadow of Preston Guild Hall and Bus Station is to be rejuvenated. Plans have been lodged for 21-23 Lord Street which […]

6 months ago
Historical origins of the Deepdale Enclosure in Preston

With the recent news of the Deepdale Enclosure to keep its special heritage status, we thought that it would be interesting to look into this small area and its fascinating […]

6 months ago
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