This category relates to all things to do with history in Preston.

Take a behind the scenes tour of Winckley Square’s gardens

The gardens at Winckley Square are currently off limits Pic: Tpony Worrall Tours exploring the history of Winckley Square are to be held as part of the annual Heritage Open Days. Preston’s grade II listed Georgian Square has an interesting past and […]

10 months ago
Preston author publishes new and exciting book on our city’s historic buildings

For all those who love to read about the history of Preston and especially it’s architecture, you will be in for a real treat. Keith Johnson’s latest superb offering of ‘Preston […]

10 months ago
In pictures: Commemorative Centenary Service in memory of The Preston Pals

A memorial service for the Preston Pals was held at 11.00am on Saturday 23rd July 2016 in Preston Railway Station; in attendance was the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, The High Sheriff of […]

10 months ago
Preston Pals role in the Battle of the Somme to be marked at Preston Station

A minutes silence is to be held to commemorate the moment the Preston Pals took part in the battle of the Somme. The Preston Pals War Memorial trustees have arranged […]

10 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Deepdale Enclosure to lose special conservation status

Stephenson Terrace will remain as a listed building but would lose its Conservation Area status Pic: Tony Worrall An area of Deepdale dating back to Victorian times is due to lose its special heritage status. The Deepdale Enclosure covers the roads around Stephenson Terrace and the grassy area […]

11 months ago
Preston Cenotaph is now a grade I listed monument

Cenotaph on a sunny morning in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s recently restored Cenotaph has been offered extra protection by being moved to become a grade I listed monument. The war memorial is a poignant reminder of all the lives […]

11 months ago
First World War walking tours return to the city

From left clockwise: Joseph Garstang, John Gregson and Beatrice Blackburn Guided tours explaining the stories of three Prestonians caught up in the First World War are to return once more. John Gregson, Joseph Garstang and Beatrice Blackhurst are to have […]

11 months ago
Winckley Square memories: Call to share photos and stories about historic Preston square

From top left clockwise: Winckley Square from above in 1926, St Joseph's Church in the 1922 Guild, Preston Catholic College in 1978 (Richard McDowell), Chapel Street in 1911. All pics Preston Digital Archive unless stated. Want to share your memories of Preston’s historic Georgian Square? Old photographs, memories and more of Winckley Square are being pinned up and collected for a new book about the […]

12 months ago
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