Martha Thompson was born of humble means in Preston in 1731. Unlike many young girls of that time she was educated with the skills of reading, writing and being trained as an apprentice seamstress to a tailor. At the age of nineteen, when her mother had died and her father had remarried, life at home became unpleasant and It was then when Martha made the […]2 months ago by Gill Lawson Share
An exhibition marking Black History Month is running in the centre of Preston. The former Past Times shop on the corner of Fishergate and Glovers Court has been turned into a collection of black history. Adrian Murrell has curated the exhibition along with the Windrush Initiative. A talk takes place on Thursday 30 October about Preston’s black history, including archive pictures. Branded No Irish, No […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Who could fit the bill for the header of this story? Well, it could only be Gail Newsham. Gail is a Preston born lass who is passionate about the history of the Dick Kerr women’s football team and has even written a book about it called ‘A League of their own‘; she has also dedicated a website to the Dick Kerr ladies. Gail was born and raised in […]2 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? Want to promote your local business?
The 20th issue of the Preston Magazine has been released exploring the history of the city. In this issue of the magazine there is fabulous amount of local historical reading matter; a poem by Preston born Canadian poet Robert Service, memories of Preston Grammar School and the Catholic College and not forgetting the ongoing serial ‘A Preston Lad’ by Arthur Eric Crook (1917-1997). Publisher of the Preston Magazine, Heather Crook […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Harris Museum & Art Gallery will be sharing their secrets this weekend. From 11am-4pm this Saturday (October 11), the curators and experts at the museum will demonstrate how they preserve their many treasures. Visitors who attend will even have their own chance to try out the techniques, under supervision of course. Here are some of the workshops you can attend, with details provided by the Harris […]2 months ago by Luke Beardsworth Share
While considering our news today of a Hollywood film being made in Preston we started to think of the number of productions that have been filmed, at least in part, in the town of Preston. Over many years there have been mainstream and television films made using various locations in Preston. The first film that comes to mind is Hindle Wakes, a 1952 black and white production which […]2 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share