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Inside former Little Sisters of the Poor care home

The 39-bed care home is just off Garstang Road in Fulwood The 39-bed care home is just off Garstang Road in Fulwood Here’s how the former Little Sisters of the Poor care home looks now ahead of its redevelopment. Springfield Manor […]

5 months ago
Tale of how Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines escaped the Nazis to be told

Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines An adopted Prestonian who made the city her home after escaping the Holocaust will share her life story. Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines MBE takes part in a question […]

5 months ago
A brief history of the Dick, Kerr Ladies football team

Dick Kerr’s Ladies Football Team, Preston 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Dick Kerr’s Ladies Football Team, Preston 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive As a memorial was unveiled for the Dick, Kerr Ladies – possibly the most famous football team to come […]

6 months ago
Dick, Kerr Ladies memorial unveiled at Preston North End

The Dick, Kerr Ladies memorial The Dick, Kerr Ladies memorial A piece of Preston’s sporting history was marked on the side of the city’s football ground. Dick, Kerr Ladies were the most successful women’s football […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Rare Catholic treasure found near M61 could go on display in the Harris

The silver treasure was found near Preston The silver treasure was found near Preston A rare Catholic artefact dating back to the 1600s could go on display in the Harris. Prestonians are being urged to help support […]

7 months ago
Pictures show inside Preston’s Old Post Office

As the builders prepare to move in this is a rare glimpse inside the former Post Office building in the heart of Preston. What will become the Harris Hotel is […]

7 months ago
Renewal of Fulwood’s Conservation area to be discussed

Clock tower in Watling Street Road Pic: Tony Worrall Clock tower in Watling Street Road Pic: Tony Worrall A chance for Fulwood residents to have their say about the area’s history and heritage is being held. Fulwood’s Conservation Area […]

7 months ago
Harris Park orphanage owner faces in-depth council inspection

The former Harris Children's Home Pic: Tony Worrall The former Harris Children’s Home Pic: Tony Worrall A former orphanage and children’s home in Fulwood is to see an extensive inspection to check its condition. Preston City Council’s cabinet […]

7 months ago
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