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1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 4

NEWSFLASH: November 7th – 1.00pm, Jacobite rebels enter Lancaster. James III proclaimed. Sir Henry Hoghton, with a force of about 600 local volunteers, marches to meet them but his militia retreats. […]

1 year ago
Ham and Jam coffee shop set for grand opening next week

The much awaited Ham and Jam coffee shop in Lancaster Road, Preston, will be opening its doors to the public on Friday 13 November. Owner, Richard Lowthian did not want […]

1 year ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 3

NEWSFLASH: November 5  12 noon Jacobites enter Kendal. On 5 November the army marched for Kendal, “a town of very good trade.” About noon six quarter-masters arrived and about 2 o’clock […]

1 year ago
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
Advertisement Advertisement 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
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 […]

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