This category relates to all things to do with history in Preston.Preston war hero Private William Young to be remembered
A Preston war hero is to see his bravery marked with a plaque on the Flag Market. Private William Young’s family will assemble to mark the actions of the First […]6 months ago Preston photography project want your pictures of Lancashire – past and present
A Preston photography project is capturing the county and is looking for your photographs – old and new. Relative Strangers is a new photographic collective, working with Lancashire Archives, featuring […]7 months ago Ribchester Roman dig features on BBC4 show
A Roman settlement near Preston has been featured on a BBC4 programme. Ribchester’s archaeological dig has been ongoing by students at the University of Central Lancashire and they found themselves […]7 months ago What role has UCLan played in Preston’s history?
Charting the history of Preston’s university is beginning in a new heritage project. Free events are being held by the University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union to explain the connection […]7 months ago Advertisement Advertisement How can Preston’s historic buildings be put to best use?
What needs to be done to kick start Church Street back into life? And how much does it cost to restore a building like the Old Post Office to its […]8 months ago Homes in Preston where First World War soldiers lived to receive postcards
Every household in Preston where a young man died in the First World War is to receive a piece of artwork. In commemoration of the hundreds of men who gave […]8 months ago Winckley Square tree works to start in build up to £1.2million Gardens project
A project to remove decaying and unhealthy trees in Preston’s Winckley Square Gardens will begin this Thursday (February 25th 2016) ahead of a £1.2million restoration scheme. This initial project covers […]8 months ago History of Horrockses Mill to be explored at Lancashire Archives
Want to know more about the history of Horrockses Mill in Preston? The centre of the cotton manufacturing industry in the UK the building, set up by John Horrocks in […]8 months ago Most Discussed