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

Preston war hero Private William Young to be remembered

Private William Young and his family on his return to Preston in 1916 A Preston war hero is to see his bravery marked with a plaque on the Flag Market. Private William Young’s family will assemble to mark the actions of the First […]

6 months ago
Preston photography project want your pictures of Lancashire – past and present

photogexhibition A Preston photography project is capturing the county and is looking for your photographs – old and new. Relative Strangers is a new photographic collective, working with Lancashire Archives, featuring […]

7 months ago
Ribchester Roman dig features on BBC4 show

Students and volunteers digging at Ribchester A Roman settlement near Preston has been featured on a BBC4 programme. Ribchester’s archaeological dig has been ongoing by students at the University of Central Lancashire and they found themselves […]

7 months ago
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
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

8 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 […]

8 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 […]

8 months ago
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 […]

8 months ago
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