The audience of members and guests show their appreciation to Stephen Sartin for a wonderful evenings entertainment

A bumper start to the new Preston Historical Society season

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 […]

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The Invincibles Standing L to R: J. Ross, R. Price (groundsman), J. Goodall, N. Brown (committee), J. Trainer, R. Holmes, Seated L to R: J. Gordon, R. Howarth, R. Kelso, D. Russell, S. Thompson, J Graham, G. Drummond..

History of Preston North End to be explored at free event

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 […]

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Re-opening ceremony of the Lancashire Infantry Museum

Bill Beaumont opens the newly refurbished Lancashire Infantry Museum

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”. […]

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christmas in preston Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? Coda was the previous name for the venue before the Frog and Bucket took over

Coda, The Venue and more: Looking back at what the Frog and Bucket venue used to be

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 […]

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Great attendance at the funeral of war veteran in Preston

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 […]

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Army veteran is set to become Preston’s own Chelsea Pensioner

  On Monday 11 August a British Army veteran and locally well known Standard Bearer was all set to become Preston’s very own Chelsea Pensioner. Steve’s last duty as a Standard Bearer was at the ‘Lights Out’ event held on the Flag Market at the War Memorial. Stephen Allen, known as Steve ‘Tanky’ Allen to his friends, had been wonderfully successful in his application to become one of the worldwide […]

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