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‘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 […]

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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
Fishwick and Sons buses make final journeys through Preston and Leyland

The 111 heads through Preston city centre Pic: Heather Crook Preston’s Fishwick and Sons buses have been making their final journeys through the city during Saturday. The firm, which has operated since 1907, is to run its final service during […]

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

  Relive the Battle of Preston with Preston Historical Society. Discover all about the issues and people involved in the run-up to the battle; 2015 being the year of the […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston celebrates the 300th anniversary of the last battle in England

Three hundred years ago, in 1715, the last battle in England was fought in Preston, Lancashire between English government forces and the Jacobite rebels. Over the next few weeks and […]

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Preston unsung heroes from First World War to be remembered

From left clockwise: Joseph Garstang, John Gregson and Beatrice Blackburn Three unsung heroes from Preston’s First World War story are to be revealed in a new city walking tour. Beatrice Blackhurst, Joseph Garstang and John Gregson all played a role […]

1 year ago
New Ham and Jam cafe in Preston almost ready to launch

The much awaited Ham and Jam coffee shop in Lancaster Road is almost ready to launch with a format that should suit most people. Owner Richard Lowthian said: “We are now finalising […]

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What did the former Preston Greyhound Stadium and Russia have in common?

A strange question, if ever there was one but there is a definite answer and that is the world-famous Horse Riding Cossacks. Many Prestonians will recall the former greyhound racing […]

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