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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 weeks 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 […]

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 […]

2 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 […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

5 months ago
A history of the ghost railway line running through Preston

Remains of the railway line can be seen scattered around the city Pic: Geoff Whittaker During November the¬†approval was given for a tram test track to be operated in Preston. The plan to operate trams on the former Preston to Longridge branch has prompted renewed […]

5 months ago
Graphic novel charting Preston North End’s Invincibles launched

Illustration from the novel A Preston author has returned with his latest graphic novel about Preston North End. Michael Barrett has penned The Rise of the Invincibles about PNE’s double-winning team of 1888-89. The […]

5 months ago
Throwback to when Fives was Vintage and Priory Club – see inside

This was the bar and dancefloor at Priory As Fives prepares to reopen once again as a cocktail bar and lounge we’ve taken a look inside. Edgar Wallace, who has sold the building to Simon Rigby, has kept […]

5 months ago
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