Preston’s historical buildings, parks and some lesser known spots of the city are being opened up this weekend. The Preston Heritage Weekend invites you to find out more about those buildings you might walk past on a daily basis and wonder what’s actually inside. From the Playhouse to the Preston Cleansing Deparment (yes, really) there are all manner of buildings inviting Prestonians in. It’s part […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Prestonians are being invited to find out the impact the first months of the First World War had on the city. The Heritage Open Weekend sees buildings in Preston opened up for the public to explore – and a tour with history experts offered. Preston Remembers is a project opening the lid on the role the city played in WWI, with events on the Flag […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Emma Heslewood, the curator of history at the Harris Museum, will be delivering a free talk on Will Onda, film maker and acrobat of the early 20th century. The history of Will Onda, real name Hugh Rain, has been forefront in Emma’s work over the last few years and her research has brought to light many interesting facts of this Preston born film entertainment pioneer and […]2 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share See your advert here Want to promote your local business?
Following our recent report on the Moor Park restoration project we thought it might be interesting to take a look back at the park’s history. Moor Park was originally known as Preston Moor and was considerably larger than the area it occupies today; however, even though there have been many changes in its history Moor Park is the largest and oldest park in Preston and […]2 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
Steam trains are to run around Preston Docks to mark 50 years since a Preston rail line closed. A railway line used to run from Preston to Southport, the West Lancashire line, but was closed during the Beeching cutbacks. The Ribble Steam Railway Museum is running an event to commemorate when the line was shut. An L&Y Aspinall 1300/1896, currently based at Embsay, will be […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
The Preston Historical Society started the new season of talks on Monday evening of 1 September with the renowned local historian and much loved, Stephen Sartin. Mr Sartin has always been a favourite speaker with the members of the society and Monday’s talk was no exception in the slightest. With a most evocative title of ‘Preston as it was, or was it?’, it was quite a puzzle to imagine […]2 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share