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

What to see on the Friday of Lancashire Encounter Festival

After last year’s success, Lancashire Encounter Festival returns to Preston transforming the city centre into a vibrant hub of activity on 23-25 September. The weekend is bursting with quality activities […]

5 months ago
St Joseph’s Orphanage among England’s most ‘at risk’ buildings

St Joseph's Orphanage has stood empty for years Pic: scrappynw St Joseph’s Orphanage in Preston city centre is among England’s Top 10 most ‘at risk’ historic buildings. The former orphanage and what was Mount Street Hospital has stood empty for […]

5 months ago
Lancashire Archives will open their doors to celebrate Heritage Open Days

Lancashire Archives, on Bow Lane, Preston, will celebrate an annual heritage event by opening its doors to the public and encouraging people to discover their local history on Saturday 10 […]

6 months ago
Hidden Preston to be revealed during heritage days

Two of the places you can explore in September Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest festival of history and culture which gives public the chance to visit historic monuments and buildings, particularly those normally closed to them. Taking place […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement How this painting of Preston was saved

John Jenkinson's painting is now hanging in the Harris This view of Preston dates back more than 200 years and YOU helped to restore it. John Jenkinson’s painting ‘View of Preston from Penwortham Hill’ has been lovingly restored by […]

6 months ago
Take a behind the scenes tour of Winckley Square’s gardens

The gardens at Winckley Square are currently off limits Pic: Tpony Worrall Tours exploring the history of Winckley Square are to be held as part of the annual Heritage Open Days. Preston’s grade II listed Georgian Square has an interesting past and […]

6 months ago
Preston author publishes new and exciting book on our city’s historic buildings

For all those who love to read about the history of Preston and especially it’s architecture, you will be in for a real treat. Keith Johnson’s latest superb offering of ‘Preston […]

7 months ago
In pictures: Commemorative Centenary Service in memory of The Preston Pals

A memorial service for the Preston Pals was held at 11.00am on Saturday 23rd July 2016 in Preston Railway Station; in attendance was the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, The High Sheriff of […]

7 months ago
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