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Stephen Breuer talking in Lancashire County Hall about the Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial Day commemorated at Lancashire County Hall and Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

Surya Jonckheere went along to the Lancashire County Hall and Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters to hear the talks given by guest speakers in respect of the Holocaust Memorial Day. Stephen Breuer, a Holocaust survivor based in Lancaster, spoke today at the Lancashire County Hall in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Several young speakers from local schools and colleges joined Mr Breuer, who […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day 27 Jan 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day events in Preston

Holocaust Memorial Day is a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people murdered or whose lives changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. There are 3 main events held in locations across the city centre to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Preston Minster: 11.00am – 12.00pm A service will be held to honour Holocaust Memorial […]

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J.D. Wetherspoon introduce Lloyds No.1 Bar, ‘The Twelve Tellers’ to Preston

The Twelve Tellers on Church Street, formerly the Preston Savings Bank built in 1905 and a grade 2 listed building, is the latest acquisition of JD Wetherspoon/Lloyds No1 Bar company and looks set to become a very popular addition to the area. The Blog Preston team went along on Tuesday 20 December to meet with pub manager Darran Jacklin who has been with the company for twelve years. […]

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The celebrated George Gilbert Scott Town Hall in all its former glory

Charlotte Berry to give a performance at Harris on George Gilbert Scott former Town Hall

Charlotte Berry, Deviser, Performer & Musician, is a fanatical enthusiast of the old former Town Hall designed by celebrated architect, George Gilbert Scott. The Town Hall was demolished in 1962 and was replaced on the same site by Crystal House which remains there today. Charlotte’s performance of 1947 Reflects Memories through the glass frames of the Harris Museum recreating Sir George Gilbert Scott’s Town Hall. The performance, […]

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Horrockses Factory Gate, Stanley Street, Preston 1912

A nostalgic journey around the former Horrocks Yard Works in Preston

With the recent announcement of the planned development of the Horrocks Yard Works site, I thought that it would be interesting to see how the Yard Works developed over time and to take a nostalgic trip around the factory site to see it as it was over the 150 years of its history. Since 1791 the Horrocks Yard Works site on Stanley Street in Preston […]

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Friends of Highgate Wood hold event for opening ceremony of new pathways

Today, 10 January, the Friends of Highgate Wood and guests came together to celebrate the achievement of completing new pathways around the woodland area. The Highgate Wood project originated from the idea of a few local residents who wanted to see the woodland area developed into a place where people could visit and enjoy the nature and wildlife which exists there. A group was formed […]

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