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Dick Kerr Ladies would be proud of this walking football in their honour

Teams played out the tournament to mark the Dick Kerr Ladies Teams played out the tournament to mark the Dick Kerr Ladies Walking football strolled into Preston to help mark the 100th anniversary of the historic Dick Kerr Ladies football team. […]

5 months ago
Preston’s observatory is being opened to the public again

The observatory had been closed off since 2000 Pic Tony Worrall The observatory had been closed off since 2000 Pic Tony Worrall Stargazers have been locked out of a Preston observatory for 17 years, but the stars have now aligned to […]

5 months ago
‘The King Returns’ to Hoghton Tower on 8-9 July

Hoghton Tower is to celebrate the 400th anniversary of when King James I visited the manor house in 1617 and knighted the sirloin. ‘The King Returns’ event will be held […]

5 months ago
Why there are allotments being dug in Avenham Park

One of the allotments in Avenham Park Avenham Park allotments have appeared A series of vegetable patches have sprung up in a Preston park. They are there to mark 100 years since Britain turned to allotments to […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Discover why 30,000 people were once on Moor Park

Crowds out in Moor Park early for the astronomical event Crowds out in Moor Park early for the astronomical event On the 90th anniversary of a major astronomical event there will be a celebration held in Preston. More than 30,000 […]

6 months ago
St. Gregory’s Primary School celebrates its 90th birthday

This June, St Gregory’s R.C. Primary School celebrated 90 years since it was founded. The School opened in 1926 and since then has actively served the surrounding Deepdale community by […]

6 months ago
Preston Dock to mark 125 years since it first opened

The foundation stone being laid at the opening of the Docks The foundation stone being laid at the opening of the Docks This weekend marks 125 years since Preston Dock received its first ship. Officially called the Albert Edward basin – […]

6 months ago
Things you never knew about Preston Docks

Full moon rising over the Docks Foundation Stone at Preston Docks Ships have come to Preston Docks for hundreds, if not thousands of years, navigating up the river to shelter and load/unload berthing originally at a […]

6 months ago
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