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In pictures and video: VJ Day 70th Anniversary 2015 in Preston

VJ Day Preston Cemetery Memorial (14) Today, people gathered at The Memorial in Preston Cemetery to commemorate the Victory over Japan Day. The Preston District Veterans Council Chaplain, Canon Timothy Lipscomb, led the service, joined by Colonel Bernard […]

12 months ago
Classic car and bike show in Miller Park returns for 2015

Poster Saturday 15 August 2015 will see the return of the very popular classic vintage car and bike show on Miller Park. Over 130 classic vehicles will be on display for […]

12 months ago
The Preston Magazine: Black Prince of Deepdale and Preston Catholic College

Archive picture of Preston Catholic College Memories of Preston’s Catholic College in the late 1950s and The Black Prince of Deepdale are included in this month’s lookback at local history. The Preston Magazine, founded by Penwortham […]

12 months ago
VJ Day to be marked in Preston 70 years since fighting ended

The war memorial in the cemetery will be the focus for the service Military veterans will pause to mark the moment the Second World War ended. Victory over Japan Day is to be marked on Saturday 15 August and the men of Preston […]

12 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Walk and talk around Preston’s former cinemas and playhouses

Header Image President of the Preston Historical Society, David Hindle, will be conducting a ‘walk and talk’, showing where some of the popular cinemas and theatre houses were located in the various main […]

1 year ago
In Pictures: Battle of Preston re-enacted at Flag Market

2015 sees the 300 year anniversary of the Battle of Preston, the last ever battle fought on English soil. Market Square in front of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery saw re-enactment groups mark the occasion. This is where the Jacobite Army proclaimed ‘James III as King’ (in opposition to the reigning King George I). Government troops eventually caught up with the Jacobites rebels with the battle taking place along the main streets of the City. A Battle of Preston anniversary event took place in the city centre on Saturday as part of a series to commemorate the battle of 1715. Re-enactors from both armies, the Jacobite and […]

1 year ago
Discover your family tree with library one-to-one sessions

Book your place with Penwortham Library on August 21 Locals can trace their World War One ancestors online across events in Penwortham this summer, with the help of Lancashire County Council libraries. The one-to-one sessions will show people how […]

1 year ago
Jacobite Battle of Preston Anniversary wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Queens Regiment at Hampton Court Preston City Council has received £49,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, The Last Battle on English Soil – Commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of […]

1 year ago
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