Steam trains are to run around Preston Docks to mark 50 years since a Preston rail line closed. A railway line used to run from Preston to Southport, the West Lancashire line, but was closed during the Beeching cutbacks. The Ribble Steam Railway Museum is running an event to commemorate when the line was shut. An L&Y Aspinall 1300/1896, currently based at Embsay, will be […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share
The Preston Historical Society started the new season of talks on Monday evening of 1 September with the renowned local historian and much loved, Stephen Sartin. Mr Sartin has always been a favourite speaker with the members of the society and Monday’s talk was no exception in the slightest. With a most evocative title of ‘Preston as it was, or was it?’, it was quite a puzzle to imagine […]3 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
Explore the history of Preston North End and the time of The Invincibles. The Lancashire Archives on Bow Lane throws open its doors to look at the origins of PNE. North End are one of the original members of the Football League and Deepdale is one of two league grounds which has been in continous use since the late 19th century. Historian David Hunt will […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? Want to promote your local business?
On Tuesday morning 2 September, sporting celebrity and former captain of the England rugby union team, Bill Beaumont, was invited to formally re-open the fully refurbished Lancashire Infantry Museum at the Fulwood Barracks in Preston. Roger Goodwin from the board of trustees of the museum told us that “a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into the four years of hard work to complete the refurbishment”. […]3 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
The building which houses the soon to close Frog and Bucket has been an entertainment venue for decades. As The Frog and Bucket, it hosted shows by stars from John Bishop to The Boy With Tape on his Face to radio and TV presenter Terry Christian. In particular, Sarah Millican seemed to love the place and it became her favourite venue to host hush-hush tryout […]3 months ago by Judith Dornan Share
When Stuart Dagger of the Royal Air Force Association started an on-line campaign to let everyone know that a war veteran was to have no family or friends at his funeral, little did he know how much people would respond to his request. When Stuart contacted BlogPreston we put a call out on our website and Facebook page in hope that we would be able […]3 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share