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Lost Preston in Photos (part two)

Photos of things and places lost in Preston. In my last picture gallery featuring relics of Preston I focused mainly on things recently lost. The images certainly stirred up a few lost memories as well. In this new mini-collection we talk about a mixture of the recently lost plus things that disappeared a long time ago, some leaving tantalising reminders of their presence . First […]

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Chance for volunteers to help preserve Preston war memorials

A workshop is being held on Wednesday for those interested in helping to care for local war memorials. Researchers and historians in the city want to work with volunteers to document all the war memorials in the city. It is part of the Preston Remembers project in the build up to the anniversary of 100 years since the First World War began. Representatives of the […]

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Winckley Square is a haven for office workers during the summer lunchtimes

Consultation on Winckley Square restoration plan formally opens

Consultation on a heritage plan for Winckley Square ahead of a £1 million lottery bid has begun. The city council officially opened its consultation today on the Winckley Square conservation management plan, as featured on Blog Preston last week. The proposals for the Georgian Square include bringing empty properties back into use, making more of the Sir Robert Peel statue and clamping down on rogue […]

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History of names on Preston war memorial to be researched

Volunteers are being sought to help document the history of a war memorial in Preston. Researchers at the Museum of Lancashire want to explore the stories of the men named on the St Mary’s Church war memorial. The memorial, now in the Lancashire Conservation Studios, used to stand on Stanley Street in the city. Charlotte Steels, Lancashire County Council’s manager at Museum of Lancashire, said: […]

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UCLan expert to discuss Preston’s ancient human remains

On Wednesday a free lecture by UCLan expert Dr Mick Wysocki will take place in the Discovery Room at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery. Dr Mick Wysocki is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Archaeology & Anthropology at the University of Central Lancashire’s School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences. His specialism is the analysis of human skeletal material from all periods. He has undertaken and […]

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The Silverdale Hoard Exhibition comes to Preston

From 15th February visit the Museum of Lancashire in Preston and find out about one of the largest silver hoards ever found. On the outskirts of Preston city centre the Museum of Lancashire hosts The Silverdale Hoard: The Story So Far Exhibition. A fascinating look at a major collection of Viking silver buried for over 1,000 years. Known as the Silverdale Hoard, the collection includes […]

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