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What lies beneath Preston Railway Station – we went exploring

The ‘bakehouse’ On Thursday 8th June I was given a private tour of the underground of Preston Railway Station by Steve Mourby. Steve has worked at the station for 12 […]

4 months ago
It’s ten years since Radio 1 Big Weekend came to Preston

Radio 1 Big Weekend's big blue tent Pic: George D Thompson Radio 1 Big Weekend’s big blue tent Pic: George D Thompson It was two days when the music world stopped, and looked at Preston. Moor Park had a giant wall […]

5 months ago
Could St Joseph’s Orphanage see a new owner soon?

St Joseph's Orphanage stands empty in Mount Street Pic: Gill Lawson St Joseph’s Orphanage stands empty in Mount Street Pic: Gill Lawson A Preston building voted as one of the UK’s most endangered could have a new owner as part of its […]

5 months ago
A new blue plaque for Preston and it’s a world first

The Dick Kerr blue plaque in all its glory  Pic: Gill LawsonDick, Kerr Ladies Football Club historian, Gail Newsham, has been tireless in her determination to have a commemorative blue plaque […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Oyster shells from the Victorian era discovered under Market cobbles

What the workmen found at the Markets Oyster shells discovered during the Markets work in Preston In the same year as the English Channel was swum for the first time these cockles were left at Preston Market. […]

5 months ago
Coach House restoration in Hurst Grange Park secures funds

The coach house in Hurst Grange Park dates to the 1850s The coach house in Hurst Grange Park dates to the 1850s An important first step on bringing an abandoned Victorian coach house near Preston into use has been taken. The […]

5 months ago
Wandering And Wondering – A Preston Magical History Mystery Tour

Local historian Keith Johnson, has published a wonderful little Preston based pocket book in which readers are invited on a tour to discover for themselves the changing face of Preston. Keith writes… “Perhaps, like […]

6 months ago
Shopfronts around Preston’s Flag Market ‘need smartening up’

The report lists Orchard Street as one area needing attention Pic: Paul Swarbrick The report lists Orchard Street as one area needing attention Pic: Paul Swarbrick Shopfronts leading to Preston’s Flag Market need ‘significant improvement’ according to a new conservation report. Preston’s Market […]

7 months ago
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