It’s exactly a year since Preston Bus Station was confirmed as a grade II listed building. Culture minister Ed Vaizey delivered the decision which all but confirmed the building would continue to stand in the centre of Preston. It delighted campaigners who had fought against a previous Preston City Council decision to demolish the building, but enraged those who saw the building as a blocker […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
You may have heard it mentioned, or muttered rather, that Preston was the inspiration for Charles Dickens’ Hard Times. But how many other literary links did you know about our city? A lecturer at UCLan and one of the students has put together a literary tour of the city and it includes visits to surprising places which have a real historical connection with famous authors. […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
The experiences of soldiers who fought in the First World War are to be told in a special show at a Preston library. Magic Lantern Tales uses a real magic lantern projector to recount the experiences of old soldiers. It takes viewers on a journey from the horrors of the frontline to coming home and growing old in a rapidly changing world. Poet and broadcaster […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? Want to promote your local business?
Hundreds of visitors steamed to Preston’s Docks during Saturday and Sunday for the annual Autumn Steam Gala. The Ribble Steam Railway ran special services throughout the weekend for steam enthusiasts to enjoy. Local photographers were also out in force taking a look at the trains and snapping them on the line. Did you go down to the Autumn Gala? What did you think? Let us […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Many visitors called in at the Minster Church on Saturday to view the exhibits of the Preston Historical Society artefacts and ephemera from their archives. A video presentation of Preston and the 1972 Guild was shown continuously throughout the day to the great delight of everyone there and a great deal of reminiscing took place. Some even recognised old friends and relations who were […]2 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
As part of the events and activities in Preston for the Heritage weekend, Paul Melling went down to the Flag Market to see the action there on Saturday. First World War uniforms and the sound of horses hooves on flag stones returned to Preston’s Flag Market this weekend as members of the Lancashire Hussars re-enactment group went on parade. The group is based on a territorial […]2 months ago by Paul Melling Share