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New history book on Preston Buses released

A new history of bus transport in Preston has been published. A local author has researched the fascinating insight into the history of public transport in Preston. Preston Buses by Mike Rhodes looks at public, focusing on the buses, depot and operations of Preston Bus from the tram era to the present day. Mike previously authored Preston’s Trams and Buses a few years ago. Surely […]

6 months ago by
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The Preston Magazine: Local history mag issue 17 released

The latest issue of the Preston Magazine, now in its 17th edition, has been released. Started by Penwortham resident Heather Crook the magazine is a collection of nostalgia, history and memories about Preston. The February/March issue includes a fascinating piece on the mysterious ‘mound’ on Ashton Park plus articles from Past Preston. The Diary of James Green, a Preston man from 8th King’s Liverpool Regiment […]

7 months ago by
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Former Brickworks uncovered by Council workmen

A former Preston brickworks was uncovered recently by Preston City Council workers. While installing a new water pipe at Fishwick recreation ground they uncovered relics from an old brick working foundry. Fishwick recreation ground was once used as rubbish tip. However, early in the twentieth century, and possibly the nineteenth century, the site was used to extract both sand and clay to make bricks on […]

7 months ago by
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Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 3

The Flickr based Preston Digital Archive is a truly fantastic collection of vintage Preston related images and ephemera dating from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. There are currently almost 12,000 images available for all to view in several ranges of photographic resolution and what’s more it is completely free of charge. Over time, a few digitally scanned photos of unknown origin, location and […]

7 months ago by
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Lost Preston in Photos (part three)

Photos of things and places lost and forgotten in Preston. Another in our series of both recently lost buildings or places in the city of Preston as well as tantalising reminders of things long forgotten. It is surprising what we have lost. It is also interesting to discover that in some places we still have lingering hints of what went before. That leads us to […]

7 months ago by
Mystery Photos Part 2

Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 2

The Flickr based Preston Digital Archive is a truly fantastic collection of vintage Preston related images and ephemera dating from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. There are currently almost 12,000 images available for all to view in several ranges of photographic resolution and what’s more it is completely free of charge. Over time, a few digitally scanned photos of unknown origin, location and […]

7 months ago by

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