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Rare Bronze Age settlement discovered in remote Scottish isles by UCLan lecturer

One of the stone circles discovered in Scotland A Preston lecturer is part of a team who discovered a rare Bronze Age settlement in a remote area of Scotland. Dr Vicki Cummings was working in the Orkney Islands […]

2 years ago
Details of the Preston Remembers World War One walking tours

Three walking tours through Preston city centre will be held tomorrow (December 6) starting at midday. The tours are part of the Preston Remembers programme of World War One walking […]

2 years ago
The story of a remarkable milliner who ran a business in Church Street for almost 50 years

Having served her time as a hat maker in a Fishergate shop, Edna Alice Deakin opened her own millinery business in 1938 at 47a Church Street in Preston, between Derby […]

2 years ago
The UCLan Jeremiah Horrocks Winter Lecture to be given in December

This year’s Jeremiah Horrocks Winter Lecture is about three North Country astronomers: Jeremiah Horrocks, William Crabtree & William Gascoigne, Britain’s first great research astronomers. Three private individuals, fully informed of the European […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement PCC planning committee to consider removal of trees in Winckley Square Gardens

  A meeting will be held on 3 December 2015 to report to the planning committee of Preston City Council who will decide on the matter of tree removal in […]

2 years ago
Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque presents special A3 size ‘Invincibles’ art print

The Invincibles is a special A3 size art print, illustrated by Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque, and featuring North End legend Fred Dewhurst. Printed on heavyweight, 330gsm Ivory art card, […]

2 years ago
Charity event at Bank Hall, Bretherton

Come and join us for Friends of Bank Hall’s next event: National Tree Week & Christmas Crafts Open Day on Sunday 29th November 2015 from 11am-3pm in the stunning setting […]

2 years ago
34 things everyone who grew up in Preston knows to be true

Preston is a proud city, but we know not everything is fantastic. So this takes a tongue-in-cheek look at everything born and bred Prestonians know to be true. 1. Holiday […]

2 years ago
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