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We’ll Meet Again – Tribute to World War 2 armed forces coming to Preston Charter Theatre on April 27

Preston Charter Theatre will host a tribute to armed forces past, present and future on Monday April 27. We’ll Meet Again will present a show to celebrate 70 years since the end of World War 2. A host of stars will be performing songs and music from the war years, including hits by Vera Lynn, George Formby and Bing Crosby. Performances will come from Steve […]

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Armistice Day: Preston will never forget its fallen heroes

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month the people of Preston came together to remember their heroes. Many people gathered on Preston’s Market Place to show their respect to the fallen during both world wars and conflicts thereafter. It was a remarkable sight to see so many showing so much effort to be there, even if it was only their […]

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Wall projection from last year's campaign

Sport themed images to be projected onto the Lancashire Archives building

Last year, Lancashire Archives put on a projected slideshow on to the side of the Archives building in Bow Lane, Preston for the national ‘Explore Your Archive’ campaign. Again, this year a similar projection event will take place, only this time one of the themes will be ‘Sport in the Archives’. As in 2013, the historical images projected onto the wall of the building will […]

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Preston Remembers: Prestonians urged to come forward with First World War family memories

Prestonians are being asked to help find memories of the First World War. The Preston Remembers project is looking for any stories about your Preston relatives to be part of a roadshow throughout November. People can bring along photographs, medals, letters or other artifacts relating to the First World War. Eileen Barker, whose paternal grandfather Fred Sandiford is pictured at the top of this post, […]

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Sea Cadet headquarters on Strand Road, Preston

All is shipshape with Preston Sea Cadets headquarters makeover

On Wednesday 5 November 2014, the headquarters of the Sea Cadets in Strand Road, Preston was a hive of industry as several organisations came together to give the building a truly splendid makeover. Workers galore were there to build, renovate and give the place a new lease of life in providing a much needed service to young Sea and Royal Marine Cadets for Preston to be […]

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The Mayor of Preston, Councillor Nicholas Pomfret reading a few words to the people

Preston Pals memorial service held at the Railway Station

At 11.00am on Wednesday 5th November 2014 a formal remembrance service was held at the Preston Pals Memorial situated on Preston’s Railway Station. The service was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Preston, Councillor Nicholas Pomfret and Mrs Barbara Pomfret, President of the Preston & District Veterans Council, Colonel Bernard Stam and chairman of the Preston Pals charity organisation, Mr Andrew Mather. The service […]

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