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Book signing at Waterstones by local author David John HindleNew

Feature - Preston Planes, Trains Tramcars & Ships Growing up in Preston, with its eclectic range of transport, provided well-known historian David John Hindle with the inspiration to write his latest book on the transport heritage of Preston. […]

1 year ago
Remembering the Wakes Weeks when Preston used to shutdown in the summer

A still from a 1925 video of Preston Station Pic: Reuters A tradition that now seems very ancient as we holiday as often as we like, but in the 1920s it was a very different vacation. Wakes Weeks saw Preston head […]

1 year ago
Fishergate Hill Conservation Area review begins

Looking down Fishergate Hill Pic: Tony Worrall Want to know more about Fishergate Hill and the character which makes it special? Preston City Council is reviewing the Conservation Area applied to the road leading up to the […]

1 year ago
Preston Remembers project looking for volunteer WW1 tour guides

Preston Remembers Preston Remembers is a partnership project that is joining together the activities, exhibitions and events that are happening from 2014 – 2018 in Preston to mark the centenary of the First World […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

1 year 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 […]

1 year 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 […]

1 year 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 […]

1 year ago
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