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This category relates to all things to do with history in Preston.

Preston’s newspaper wars revealed in history talk

Feature Image - Preston evening Express A former journalist will reveal the bitter rivalry between two Victorian newspaper proprietors in a scramble to launch Preston’s first evening newspaper. Dr Andrew Hobbs, now a journalism lecturer at […]

1 year ago
Heritage Open Days, Saturday September 12

The restoration bill for St Walburge's runs into the hundreds of thousands of pounds Day three of Heritage Open Days weekend, exploring the hidden gems of Preston, is the busiest and liveliest yet, but where to start? We’ve hopefully made that decision a little […]

1 year ago
Heritage Open Days in Preston, Friday September 11

Haslam Park Preston. Picture by Andy Halls Heritage Open Days is a nationally recognised event which tours the country, bringing to life a city’s hidden treasures. Preston has so much to offer that we’ve put together this […]

1 year ago
1950’s Fishwick School pals get together with old friend from California

Dave with his sister Linda and past school chums Several people who formerly attended Fishwick School in the 1950’s were reunited on Wednesday of this week. One of the old school pals is Dave Hughlock, now residing in Pomona in California […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Heritage Open Days in Preston, Thursday September 10

Samlesbury Hall England’s biggest heritage festival finds itself exploring the wonders of Preston over a four day weekend this month, and we’ve put together a day-by-day guide of everything you need to […]

1 year ago
Book signing at Waterstones by local author David John HindleNew

Feature - Preston Planes, Trains Tramcars & Ships Growing up in Preston, with its eclectic range of transport, provided well-known historian David John Hindle with the inspiration to write his latest book on the transport heritage of Preston. […]

1 year ago
Remembering the Wakes Weeks when Preston used to shutdown in the summer

A still from a 1925 video of Preston Station Pic: Reuters A tradition that now seems very ancient as we holiday as often as we like, but in the 1920s it was a very different vacation. Wakes Weeks saw Preston head […]

1 year ago
Fishergate Hill Conservation Area review begins

Looking down Fishergate Hill Pic: Tony Worrall Want to know more about Fishergate Hill and the character which makes it special? Preston City Council is reviewing the Conservation Area applied to the road leading up to the […]

1 year ago
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