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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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Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 5

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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Information uncovered about former Brickworks in Fishwick

Earlier in March we reported that a former brickworks had been uncovered by Preston City Council workers in Fishwick. Digging a new water pipe at Fishwick recreation ground they uncovered relics from an old brick working foundry and a brick with the inscription ‘J. Topping & Son, Preston’. We asked if anyone had any information about the long lost brickworks. Barney Smith and Bette Beard got in touch. Barney, […]

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Pals for Life project still needs volunteers

Back in November and February we reported about a film to be created detailing the story of the Preston Pals. Arts group Rowbot Street received £48,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund helping them to tell the story of the Pals Battalions through a project called Pals For Life. Dan Rowbottom, project co-ordinator said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery […]

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