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The story of a remarkable milliner who ran a business in Church Street for almost 50 years

Edna Alice Deakin in 1983 just before her retirement.  Pic: Lancashire Eveninig Post Having served her time as a hat maker in a Fishergate shop, Edna Alice Deakin opened her own millinery business in 1938 at 47a Church Street in Preston, between Derby […]

6 months ago
The UCLan Jeremiah Horrocks Winter Lecture to be given in December

UCLan's Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory, Moor Park, Preston This year’s Jeremiah Horrocks Winter Lecture is about three North Country astronomers: Jeremiah Horrocks, William Crabtree & William Gascoigne, Britain’s first great research astronomers. Three private individuals, fully informed of the European […]

6 months ago
PCC planning committee to consider removal of trees in Winckley Square Gardens

Feature Image   A meeting will be held on 3 December 2015 to report to the planning committee of Preston City Council who will decide on the matter of tree removal in […]

6 months ago
Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque presents special A3 size ‘Invincibles’ art print

Copy of A3 The Invincibles is a special A3 size art print, illustrated by Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque, and featuring North End legend Fred Dewhurst. Printed on heavyweight, 330gsm Ivory art card, […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Charity event at Bank Hall, Bretherton

Bank Hall Come and join us for Friends of Bank Hall’s next event: National Tree Week & Christmas Crafts Open Day on Sunday 29th November 2015 from 11am-3pm in the stunning setting […]

6 months ago
34 things everyone who grew up in Preston knows to be true

prestoncollage Preston is a proud city, but we know not everything is fantastic. So this takes a tongue-in-cheek look at everything born and bred Prestonians know to be true. 1. Holiday […]

6 months ago
Headstone for pioneering footballer unveiled in Preston Old Cemetery

Rab Howell, Romani International football player 1867 - 1937 The campaign to obtain a headstone for Rabbi Howell, the first Romani professional footballer and the first Romani international has succeeded. The new headstone was unveiled at a ceremony in […]

6 months ago
New book marks anniversary of ukulele star George Formby’s fiancee Pat Howson

Feature Image A new book published by Lancashire Media, ‘Formby’s Lost Love – The untold story’, written by Andrew Atkinson is released to commemorate the anniversary of Pat Howson’s death. Ukulele legend George […]

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