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

History of Whittingham mental hospital to be explored

If only walls could speak. Inside the former Whittingham mental hospital. Pic: scrappynw If only walls could speak. Inside the former Whittingham mental hospital. Pic: scrappynw The history of a former mental asylum on the outskirts of Preston is to be explored. Whittingham […]

8 months ago
Watch steam trains light up a Saturday morning in Preston

The Leander standing at Preston The Leander resting at Preston Pic: John Calvert Steam train fans got a treat during Saturday morning as two steam specials made their way through the city. Running along the […]

9 months ago
How you can research your family history in Preston (and eat cake)

The Lancashire Archives, located on Bow Lane, will be holding a ‘Cafe Archive with Family History’ event on Friday 10 March. The event will give families the chance to explore […]

9 months ago
Oasis of calm on edge of Preston city centre to keep special protection

St Ignatius Square Pic: George D Thompson Statue of St Gregory in St Ignatius Square Pic: George D Thompson The smallest conservation area in Preston is to be kept. St Igantius Square, which sits between North Road […]

9 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement This historic part of Preston’s skyline is up for sale

A view of the windmill and surrounding site Pic: Tony Worrall The windmill in Craggs Row, Preston Pic: Tony Worrall An iconic building on Preston’s skyline is on the market once again. The grade-II listed former windmill in Craggs Row, off Moor […]

9 months ago
Minster to hold memorial service to Preston soldier killed in WWI

Preston Minster is holding the memorial service A memorial service is being held for Private James McLaughlin, a member of the 6th (service) Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, who was killed in action 100 years ago. The service […]

11 months ago
Former Glover’s Court printing press conversion into offices is finished

The top floor retains some of the distinctive features of the printing press Another historic building in the centre of Preston has been given a new lease of life. A former printing press in Glover’s Court has been revamped thanks to a £650,000 […]

11 months ago
Historic book collections at the Harris at heart of lottery bid

Down a narrow flight of stairs and along a damp corridor there’s something Prestonians rarely get to see. The basement of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery is kept away […]

11 months ago
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