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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 […]

8 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 […]

8 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 […]

8 months ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Final, Part 12

Rebellion Happily Suppressed at Preston by General Wills NEWSFLASH: 15 November 1715 – Carpenter leaves Preston with the Earl of Carlisle, Lord Lumley and Colonel Darcy. November 22nd 1715 – The Pretender (James III), or the ‘Chevalier St George’, […]

8 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 11

Surrender of the Rebels NEWSFLASH: 14 November 1715 – Soon after 7.00am: A messenger is sent from rebels to Wills to confirm that his terms were accepted and that the rebels would surrender unconditionally. The […]

8 months ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 10

Image1 NEWSFLASH: 13 November 1715 – Fishergate escape route blocked. Jacobites in Preston town centre surrounded by Government troops. 10.00am – Lieutenant-General Carpenter arrives from Clitheroe with 2,500 men to join Wills. Carpenter […]

8 months ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 9

Feature Image NEWSFLASH: 12 November 1715 – Major-General Wills and his troops leave Wigan early in the morning and advance to Preston. His soldiers are the infantry regiment of Brigadier Preston, and the […]

9 months ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 8

Image1 NEWSFLASH: 11 November 1715 – Major-General Wills, the Government Army commander, leaves Manchester for Wigan. 7.00pm:  The Earl of Derwentwater is told that Major-General Wills is to march from Wigan to […]

9 months ago
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