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

Preston unemployed football team in latest issue of the Preston Magazine

A cutting from the Lancashire Daily Post of the football team Exploring how Preston had the country’s first football team for the unemployed in the latest issue of the Preston Magazine. A monthly look back at the heritage and history of […]

1 year ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 2

NEWSFLASH: November 2nd 3p.m. 1715 – The Jacobites continue their march south.  Jacobites enter Penrith. ‘James III’ proclaimed King. They march via Appleby and Kendal to Lancaster. About 3 o’clock […]

1 year ago
Talk on the 200th year anniversary of gas being used in Preston

It is something we all take for granted nowadays, but gas has been used as an energy source in Preston for 200 years. The pioneers of its primary use and the […]

1 year ago
A potted history of a local public transport company whose existence spanned over 100 years

Following the closure of John Fishwick and Sons, Leyland, on 24th October, 2015, local historian, Heather Crook, looks into the history of the ubiquitous ‘green bus’ public transport company since […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Loyals Commander’s unique medals for Lancashire Infantry Museum

The family of a former Commanding Officer of Preston’s Loyal (North Lancashire) Regiment has donated his rare, and possibly unique, group of medals to the Lancashire Infantry Museum. Lt Col […]

1 year ago
Students to help explore Preston and UCLan’s history

Making history: UCLan SU campaigns officer Lucy Haigh, James Arnold, history curator at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Tom Daley, UCLan SU activities and participation Officer, UCLan SU President Josie Linsel and Hannah Mason, UCLan SU media officer. How Preston’s university has influenced the city is to be explored in a new history project. The Harris Museum and Art Gallery has teamed up with the University of Central […]

1 year ago
‘1715’ Free Family Friendly Events Mark the Anniversary of the Last Battle on English Soil

300 years ago the last battle on English soil took place. In November 1715, Jacobite and Government armies fought on the streets of Preston, building barricades and setting fire to […]

1 year ago
A very notable Preston filmmaker and possibly another 100 years later

Just over 100 years ago an acrobatic entertainer turned filmmaker set up a cinematic business in Preston making and producing over 100 local topical and information films, his stage name was […]

1 year ago
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