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Charity event at Bank Hall, Bretherton

Bank Hall Come and join us for Friends of Bank Hall’s next event: National Tree Week & Christmas Crafts Open Day on Sunday 29th November 2015 from 11am-3pm in the stunning setting […]

9 months ago
34 things everyone who grew up in Preston knows to be true

prestoncollage Preston is a proud city, but we know not everything is fantastic. So this takes a tongue-in-cheek look at everything born and bred Prestonians know to be true. 1. Holiday […]

9 months ago
Headstone for pioneering footballer unveiled in Preston Old Cemetery

Rab Howell, Romani International football player 1867 - 1937 The campaign to obtain a headstone for Rabbi Howell, the first Romani professional footballer and the first Romani international has succeeded. The new headstone was unveiled at a ceremony in […]

9 months ago
New book marks anniversary of ukulele star George Formby’s fiancee Pat Howson

Feature Image A new book published by Lancashire Media, ‘Formby’s Lost Love – The untold story’, written by Andrew Atkinson is released to commemorate the anniversary of Pat Howson’s death. Ukulele legend George […]

9 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Historical Society present The Battle of Preston, 1715 and its aftermath by Dr. Bill Shannon

Feature Image On Monday 7 December 2015, there will be a talk and presentation given by Dr. Bill Shannon, to the members and visitors of the Preston Historical Society at Preston Minster […]

9 months ago
New book: The secret historical places of Preston, Lancashire revealed!

Feature Image There is a history of Preston that is hidden from view, or simply not recognised today amidst the hurly burly of modern life. Keith Johnson’s latest and fascinating book on […]

10 months ago
In pictures: The Last Battle – Stories from the Streets of 1715 in Light, Sound and Performance

1715 Church Street 15 Some unusual and spectacular sights and sounds prevailed in Church Street, Preston on Sunday evening of 15 November 2015. To commemorate The Last Battle of England due to the Jacobite […]

10 months ago
Battle of Preston reenactment event The Last Battle to continue despite Paris attacks

1PJM0200 An arts group and Preston City Council have defended their decision to continue with a street theatre performance of the Battle of Preston anniversary. The Last Battle, a light, sound […]

10 months ago
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