This category relates to all things to do with history in Preston.

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 […]

6 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 […]

6 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 […]

7 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 […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Museum of Lancashire closure: Petition urges Prestonians to take action to save heritage

museum Preston’s Museum of Lancashire should be saved from closure according to an online petition. Prestonians are being urged to put their names to the call for the museum to remain […]

7 months ago
Centenary of the Victoria Cross awarded to Private William Young V.C. 1915

Feature Image 100 years ago to this day, Scottish born Private William Young residing in Heysham Street, Preston and a soldier serving with the 8th (Service) Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment was […]

7 months ago
Rare Bronze Age settlement discovered in remote Scottish isles by UCLan lecturer

One of the stone circles discovered in Scotland A Preston lecturer is part of a team who discovered a rare Bronze Age settlement in a remote area of Scotland. Dr Vicki Cummings was working in the Orkney Islands […]

8 months ago
Details of the Preston Remembers World War One walking tours

preston remembers Three walking tours through Preston city centre will be held tomorrow (December 6) starting at midday. The tours are part of the Preston Remembers programme of World War One walking […]

8 months ago
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