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This category is for nostalgic posts reminiscing about the past.

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 days 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 days ago
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 […]

1 month 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 […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

2 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 […]

3 months ago
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 […]

4 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 […]

4 months ago
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