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College House owners forced to repair Winckley Square building

The building is grade-II listed Owners of a building facing Winckley Square have been ordered to repair it. Grade II listed College House is seeing urgent work done to it after Preston City Council ordered […]

9 months ago
Watch as historic Toppings bricks relaid at Fishwick Nature Reserve

Toppings bricks making a planter Historic bricks from Toppings Brickwork have been laid in the Fishwick Nature Reserve. A picture slideshow records the work done by the Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews to reclaim […]

10 months ago
These touching pictures pay tribute to Chris Miller’s nautical life

Chris Miller working at the Preston Yacht Haven, precursor to Preston Marina based in No. 3 Shed on the south side of the main dock basin. c.1988 These pictures tell the story of a man who enjoyed a life plotting a course with boats. Chris Miller, who founded Preston Marina, has died aged 76. His son – […]

10 months ago
What to see on the Sunday of Lancashire Encounter Festival

The final day of Lancashire Encounter concludes with Run Preston being the headline attraction on Sunday 25 September, which has been a huge success in recent years of the festival. […]

10 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement What to see on the Saturday of Lancashire Encounter Festival

The Red Canopies were the main attraction of last year's Lancashire Encounter Pic: Tony Worrall Lancashire Encounter is expected to impress Preston as a long list of events set to amaze the city on Saturday 24 September. The whole weekend is bursting with quality activities […]

10 months ago
What to see on the Friday of Lancashire Encounter Festival

After last year’s success, Lancashire Encounter Festival returns to Preston transforming the city centre into a vibrant hub of activity on 23-25 September. The weekend is bursting with quality activities […]

10 months ago
St Joseph’s Orphanage among England’s most ‘at risk’ buildings

St Joseph's Orphanage has stood empty for years Pic: scrappynw St Joseph’s Orphanage in Preston city centre is among England’s Top 10 most ‘at risk’ historic buildings. The former orphanage and what was Mount Street Hospital has stood empty for […]

10 months ago
Lancashire Archives will open their doors to celebrate Heritage Open Days

Lancashire Archives, on Bow Lane, Preston, will celebrate an annual heritage event by opening its doors to the public and encouraging people to discover their local history on Saturday 10 […]

11 months ago
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