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Period property workshops to be held with Winckley Square theme

Ornate arch in Winckley Square Ornate arch in Winckley Square Prestonians with a love of history are being invited to learn about Winckley Square’s bricks and mortar. Three twilight workshops are being held for people […]

9 months ago
Chance to explore history of Winckley Square

People enjoying the sunshine in Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall People enjoying the sunshine in Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall A chance to know more about the families who lives behind Winckley Square’s doors during the Georgian and Victorian eras […]

10 months ago
Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines to tell her fascinating life story

The Preston Historical Society is delighted to announce that in September, they will be hosting a most fascinating talk which will be presented by Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines. This talk, with […]

10 months ago
Watch exploration inside old Preston Odeon cinema

Inside the former New Vic cinema An urban explorer from Preston has gone inside a former cinema in the city centre. What was the Odeon has stood empty for decades. Urban exploration duo Exploring with Fighters, […]

10 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Future of former Victorian coach house becomes clearer

One of the proposals for the former coach house One of the proposals for the former coach house A decision on what to do with a former Victorian coach house in Penwortham has moved a step closer. More than […]

10 months ago
Preston veterans mark VJ Day when WWII fighting ended

The veterans stand to attention during the service Pic: John Duckworth The veterans stand to attention during the service Pic: John Duckworth Military veterans and dignitaries joined together to mark the anniversary of the end of fighting in the Second World […]

10 months ago
Heritage Open Days allow you to explore hidden Preston

You can go inside buildings which are normally off limits Pic: Paul Melling You can go inside buildings which are normally off limits Pic: Paul Melling From a history of how buildings in Preston city centre came to be to a look around […]

10 months ago
Proposals for former Victorian coach house in Penwortham

One of the options for the building is to convert it into a tea room One of the options for the building is to convert it into a tea room A former Victorian coach house due to be restored to its former glory is in […]

11 months ago
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