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Six film productions with scenes shot in Preston over the past 60 years

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 […]

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Restoration on the Miller Park grotto

Miller Park grotto restoration work nearing completion

Work on restoring the Miller Park grotto is nearing completion. It was due to be finished at the end of August but Preston City Council says the intricate work on the water feature has taken longer than expected. The grotto was closed off in June as workmen add up-lighting to it and re-channel the flow of water. You can see a sample of the uplighting […]

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A rainbow over Preston Bus Station

One year on from Preston Bus Station becoming a listed building

It’s exactly a year since Preston Bus Station was confirmed as a grade II listed building. Culture minister Ed Vaizey delivered the decision which all but confirmed the building would continue to stand in the centre of Preston. It delighted campaigners who had fought against a previous Preston City Council decision to demolish the building, but enraged those who saw the building as a blocker […]

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15 literary figures you never knew were associated with Preston

You may have heard it mentioned, or muttered rather, that Preston was the inspiration for Charles Dickens’ Hard Times. But how many other literary links did you know about our city? A lecturer at UCLan and one of the students has put together a literary tour of the city and it includes visits to surprising places which have a real historical connection with famous authors. […]

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Harry Holmes is one of the veterans featured in the performance

First World War soldier memories to be told in Magic Lantern Tales at Preston library

The experiences of soldiers who fought in the First World War are to be told in a special show at a Preston library. Magic Lantern Tales uses a real magic lantern projector to recount the experiences of old soldiers. It takes viewers on a journey from the horrors of the frontline to coming home and growing old in a rapidly changing world. Poet and broadcaster […]

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Vulcan + No 6 (3) at the Ribble Steam Railway

Pictured: Ribble Steam Railway hosts Autumn Gala

Hundreds of visitors steamed to Preston’s Docks during Saturday and Sunday for the annual Autumn Steam Gala. The Ribble Steam Railway ran special services throughout the weekend for steam enthusiasts to enjoy. Local photographers were also out in force taking a look at the trains and snapping them on the line. Did you go down to the Autumn Gala? What did you think? Let us […]

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