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This category relates to all things to do with history in Preston.

Inside abandoned Camelot Theme Park

Camelot's old rollercoasters Many a Prestonian will have spent some time here or seen the sign off the M6. The Camelot theme park stands empty awaiting a potential housing development but it still […]

11 months ago
How Preston’s Fishergate Hill area has changed over the years past

Fishergate Hill, Preston - Pic: Preston Digital Archive With the news this morning of the Fishergate Hill Conservation Area Action Plan which is coming into force, we thought it would be interesting to look at some images from […]

11 months ago
Nostalgia: Preston pubs captured beautifully in biro

Danielle Shore Preston’s derelict pubs have been captured in a series of stunning drawings using only a biro pen. UCLan student Danielle Shore, from Skipton, found inspiration for their drawings as part […]

11 months ago
Diary of a much loved city centre Gem known as Winckley Square

Winckley Square Gardens Feature We have been reporting the affairs of Winckley Square since the inception of Blog Preston in 2009. It was then that a plan had been hatched and submitted to the Heritage […]

11 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Funding for £1.2m Winckley Square Gardens restoration is approved

Winckley Square, Preston - From North Side £1.2m project will provide a ‘sympathetic restoration’ of Winckley Square Gardens Project could start in 2016 News is a ‘big day in the history of Preston’ Project bid led by […]

11 months ago
Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 10) Final

St James Church, Avenham Lane, Preston c.1978 Alas, this is our final journey through the streets of Preston in the 1970’s; however, to ease the pain, we have an extra helping of pictures for you making that twenty […]

11 months ago
Free Vintage Fashion Tours to celebrate new exhibition at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Costume  60 A new Harris Museum exhibition of fashion from the 1880s to the 1930s,  opens to the public on Saturday 27th June with free tours taking place, complementing the Revival Vintage […]

11 months ago
How Preston school children have been learning of Winckley Square’s history

Winckley Square gardens: Click the picture to read the article Pupils from six Preston schools are to be rewarded for their part in learning about the history of Winckley Square. They’ve been taking part in events during April and May […]

11 months ago
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