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

Students to help explore Preston and UCLan’s history

Making history: UCLan SU campaigns officer Lucy Haigh, James Arnold, history curator at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Tom Daley, UCLan SU activities and participation Officer, UCLan SU President Josie Linsel and Hannah Mason, UCLan SU media officer. How Preston’s university has influenced the city is to be explored in a new history project. The Harris Museum and Art Gallery has teamed up with the University of Central […]

4 months ago
‘1715’ Free Family Friendly Events Mark the Anniversary of the Last Battle on English Soil

1715 twitter icon 300 years ago the last battle on English soil took place. In November 1715, Jacobite and Government armies fought on the streets of Preston, building barricades and setting fire to […]

4 months ago
A very notable Preston filmmaker and possibly another 100 years later

Will Onda & Alan Livesey Just over 100 years ago an acrobatic entertainer turned filmmaker set up a cinematic business in Preston making and producing over 100 local topical and information films, his stage name was […]

4 months ago
Fishwick and Sons buses make final journeys through Preston and Leyland

The 111 heads through Preston city centre Pic: Heather Crook Preston’s Fishwick and Sons buses have been making their final journeys through the city during Saturday. The firm, which has operated since 1907, is to run its final service during […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 1

Image1   Relive the Battle of Preston with Preston Historical Society. Discover all about the issues and people involved in the run-up to the battle; 2015 being the year of the […]

4 months ago
Preston celebrates the 300th anniversary of the last battle in England

Battle Map of Preston 1715 Three hundred years ago, in 1715, the last battle in England was fought in Preston, Lancashire between English government forces and the Jacobite rebels. Over the next few weeks and […]

4 months ago
Preston unsung heroes from First World War to be remembered

From left clockwise: Joseph Garstang, John Gregson and Beatrice Blackburn Three unsung heroes from Preston’s First World War story are to be revealed in a new city walking tour. Beatrice Blackhurst, Joseph Garstang and John Gregson all played a role […]

4 months ago
New Ham and Jam cafe in Preston almost ready to launch

Ham & Jam Signage The much awaited Ham and Jam coffee shop in Lancaster Road is almost ready to launch with a format that should suit most people. Owner Richard Lowthian said: “We are now finalising […]

4 months ago
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