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Dick, Kerr Ladies tribute and book re-launch

Stars of women’s football will be out in force at Bamber Bridge FC on 25th April to pay tribute to the most successful football team ever, the pioneering Dick, Kerr Ladies from Preston. The event marks the re-launch of the book In a League of Their Own! by local author and historian Gail Newsham who has uncovered new world records set by the trailblazing lassies […]

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Sir Tom Finney remembered in latest issue of Preston Magazine

The latest edition of the Preston Magazine has been released across the city. It is a look back at local history and nostalgia of Preston and the surrounding area, produced by Penwortham resident Heather Crook. Easter celebrations in 1893 are recalled, showing some things never change as it talks about the excitement at the annual egg rolling in Avenham Park. Denis Watson pens a tribute […]

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Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 7

The Flickr based Preston Digital Archive is a truly fantastic collection of vintage Preston related images and ephemera dating from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. There are currently almost 12,000 images available for all to view in several ranges of photographic resolution and what’s more it is completely free of charge. Over time, a few digitally scanned photos of unknown origin, location and […]

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Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 6

The Flickr based Preston Digital Archive is a truly fantastic collection of vintage Preston related images and ephemera dating from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. There are currently almost 12,000 images available for all to view in several ranges of photographic resolution and what’s more it is completely free of charge. Over time, a few digitally scanned photos of unknown origin, location and […]

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Preston Station Free Buffet 1915 to 1919 commemoration event

  Yesterday, 25 March 2014, the waiting room on Preston Railway Station was put to good use in an event organised by Preston Remembers, re-creating the inception of the Sailors’ and Soldiers’ Free Buffet on 19 August 1915. This involved an influential group of Preston women, headed by the Mayoress Anna Carmell.   During the existence of the free buffet facility, the management committee had recruited […]

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Return to Preston Station: Soldiers and Sailors ‘free buffet’

On Tuesday 25 March, actors will re-create the ‘free buffet’ laid on for tired soldiers and sailors offered by Preston women during World War 1. Come down to Preston railway station waiting room from 1.30pm – 4.00pm to learn more about the unique way the station supported the WW1 war effort. This drop in event will see actors from Preston’s Wooden Spoons Theatre Company bring […]

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