A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 2)

From the above 1852 Tallis map extract you can see that Winckley Square has undergone somewhat of a property expansion, although the land surrounding the gardens is still not fully built upon at this time. Mr Thomas Miller, a partner in the Horrockses Miller cotton firm and benefactor of Miller Park in Preston, moved from his parents house in Golden Square to 3 Winckley Square with his […]

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World War One History event at Fulwood Barracks

On Saturday 21st June, 10am – 4pm, a WWI history event will be held at Lancashire Infantry Museum, Fulwood Barracks, Preston. Whether you are a seasoned campaigner or a new recruit, this event is designed to help you to find out more about the war and how it affected your family and community. Getting to Grips with the First World War What part did your ancestors […]

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Museum of Lancashire declared ‘Excellent’ by Tripadvisor

Preston’s Museum of Lancashire was recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The museum has consistently received glowing reviews on the popular travel rating website.  The Certificate of Excellence award is given to outstanding businesses that have received praise and recognition in reviews by TripAdvisor travellers. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out […]

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A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 1)

  All Posts Winckley Square in Preston is one of those places that is ubiquitous to most Prestonian’s. However,  in general people take it for granted in one way or another. I have no doubt that some will have taken a little time to study the surroundings and may well have wondered where it all started, why and how. To this end and with the […]

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Tea break in the former Courtaulds factory

Celebration of former Courtaulds factory event planned

An event to celebrate those who worked at the former Courtaulds factory takes place on Saturday. Celebrating Courtaulds is part of a project delving into the history of what was one of Preston’s biggest employers. Held at St Matthews Mission in Fishwick the event is the culmination in a number of events where former staff have been recounting their memories of the factory – which […]

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Mystery of the missing Preston Dock door handles

A recent Facebook discussion raised concern when it was discovered the ornate brass door handles of a Preston building went missing. The marvelous gold looking boat shaped handles, seen above, graced the main door of the old Preston Dock Offices on Watery Lane. Unfortunately, the building has stood empty for several months to let waiting for a new tenant. While empty the handles mysteriously disappeared. […]

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