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This category is for nostalgic posts reminiscing about the past.

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
Discover why 30,000 people were once on Moor Park

Crowds out in Moor Park early for the astronomical event Crowds out in Moor Park early for the astronomical event On the 90th anniversary of a major astronomical event there will be a celebration held in Preston. More than 30,000 […]

2 months ago
Preston Dock to mark 125 years since it first opened

The foundation stone being laid at the opening of the Docks The foundation stone being laid at the opening of the Docks This weekend marks 125 years since Preston Dock received its first ship. Officially called the Albert Edward basin – […]

2 months ago
Things you never knew about Preston Docks

Full moon rising over the Docks Foundation Stone at Preston Docks Ships have come to Preston Docks for hundreds, if not thousands of years, navigating up the river to shelter and load/unload berthing originally at a […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

3 months 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 […]

3 months 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 […]

4 months 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 […]

5 months ago
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