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Guided tours telling the stories of Preston First World War unsung heroes return

1PJM6005 A popular event marking the untold stories of three unsung Preston heroes during the First World War is returning to the city. History guides take you on a journey through […]

6 months ago
Vintage prints from Preston’s history to be displayed

The UCLan artists who are showcasing their work at the exhibition Hidden gems showcasing Preston’s printing heritage are being displayed at a new exhibition. Bound by Process includes work from the Harris collection dating back to the 1920s. The works include […]

7 months ago
The Tithebarn Hotel name explained and the history surrounding it

The Tithebarn Hotel formerly known as the Waggon and Horses. c.1968  Pic: Preston Digital Archive The Tithebarn Hotel, situated on the corner of Lord Street and Tithebarn Street, will most probably be a familiar sight to many people and there will be those who may well have popped in there for a […]

7 months ago
Former Moor Lane pub the University Tavern converted into student housing

The University Tavern pictured in 2007 Pic: Tony Worrall What was once a pub in Moor Lane has been turned into student flats. Fast Bite cafe has been converted by Strettles letting agents into a house of multiple occupation. […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement St Augustine’s Conservation Area in Preston city centre to be scrapped

The construction work at St Augustines A historic part of Preston city centre may no longer be protected by stringent planning laws. St Augustine’s Conservation Area in the streets around what was the old church has […]

7 months ago
A Celebration of the tricentenary of St Michael’s Church, Grimsargh – 1716 to 2016

Saint Michael's Church Grimsargh 2016 A new book, ‘A Celebration of the Tricentenary of St Michael’s Church, Grimsargh – 1716 to 2016’ by David Hindle will be formally launched at Grimsargh St Michael’s Church on […]

7 months ago
New heritage centre celebrating Lancashire’s military air history opens in Warton

RS33743_DP078196-lpr Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director for Programmes and Support at BAE Systems, has formally opened a new heritage centre in Warton, Lancashire, to celebrate the Company’s rich history in the […]

8 months ago
Just for fun: Three festive vintage videos of Preston in the 1950’s, 1980’s and 1990’s

1995.Still001 In keeping with the festive season we thought it might be interesting to show a small selection of short Preston based videos to see how Christmas has been celebrated in three different […]

8 months ago
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