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

What role has UCLan played in Preston’s history?

Students at launch event for history project and right, UCLan Honorary Fellow Russell Hogarth Charting the history of Preston’s university is beginning in a new heritage project. Free events are being held by the University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union to explain the connection […]

7 months ago
How can Preston’s historic buildings be put to best use?

Ann Vanner infront of a map of Church Street they hope will spark debate What needs to be done to kick start Church Street back into life? And how much does it cost to restore a building like the Old Post Office to its […]

7 months ago
Homes in Preston where First World War soldiers lived to receive postcards

Laura's postcards will be arriving across the city Every household in Preston where a young man died in the First World War is to receive a piece of artwork. In commemoration of the hundreds of men who gave […]

7 months ago
Winckley Square tree works to start in build up to £1.2million Gardens project

A westerly view of Winckley Square Gardens. A project to remove decaying and unhealthy trees in Preston’s Winckley Square Gardens will begin this Thursday (February 25th 2016) ahead of a £1.2million restoration scheme. This initial project covers […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement History of Horrockses Mill to be explored at Lancashire Archives

Horrockses Crewdson & Co. Ltd. Preston 1921 - Preston Digital Archive/BFI Want to know more about the history of Horrockses Mill in Preston? The centre of the cotton manufacturing industry in the UK the building, set up by John Horrocks in […]

7 months ago
Guided tours telling the stories of Preston First World War unsung heroes return

1PJM6005 A popular event marking the untold stories of three unsung Preston heroes during the First World War is returning to the city. History guides take you on a journey through […]

7 months ago
Vintage prints from Preston’s history to be displayed

The UCLan artists who are showcasing their work at the exhibition Hidden gems showcasing Preston’s printing heritage are being displayed at a new exhibition. Bound by Process includes work from the Harris collection dating back to the 1920s. The works include […]

8 months ago
The Tithebarn Hotel name explained and the history surrounding it

The Tithebarn Hotel formerly known as the Waggon and Horses. c.1968  Pic: Preston Digital Archive The Tithebarn Hotel, situated on the corner of Lord Street and Tithebarn Street, will most probably be a familiar sight to many people and there will be those who may well have popped in there for a […]

8 months ago
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