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James III proclaimed as King on the Flag Market

1PJM6973 Three hundred years ago people gathered in Preston to hear a Jacobean crier proclaim James III as King. On Tuesday that moment was acted out once more on the City’s historic […]

6 months ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 7

Battle Map of Preston 1715 NEWSFLASH: 10 November 1715 – Jacobite horesmen are joined by foot soldiers today in Preston Jacobite foot soldiers arrive in Preston. James III is proclaimed king in the Market Place. Officers […]

6 months ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 6

Image1 NEWSFLASH: 9 November 1715 – Rebel foot soldiers stay in Garstang. Horse troops arrive in Preston in the evening.   Rev. Samuel Peploe, Vicar of Preston parish church, defiantly reads prayers for […]

6 months ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 5

Feature Newsflash: 8 November 1715 – Jacobites in Garstang and Major-General Wills on the move from Chester. Jacobites march towards Preston. Major-General Wills, formerly in garrison at Chester, arrives at Manchester, aiming […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Remembers street theatre across the city centre

1PJM6002 On Saturday, Preston Remembers and the Chester-based ‘Theatre in the Quarter’ group put on a moving performance to honour the memories of three local people touched by the First World […]

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

Image1 NEWSFLASH: November 7th – 1.00pm, Jacobite rebels enter Lancaster. James III proclaimed. Sir Henry Hoghton, with a force of about 600 local volunteers, marches to meet them but his militia retreats. […]

6 months ago
Ham and Jam coffee shop set for grand opening next week

Ham & Jam Signage The much awaited Ham and Jam coffee shop in Lancaster Road, Preston, will be opening its doors to the public on Friday 13 November. Owner, Richard Lowthian did not want […]

6 months ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 3

Map NEWSFLASH: November 5  12 noon Jacobites enter Kendal. On 5 November the army marched for Kendal, “a town of very good trade.” About noon six quarter-masters arrived and about 2 o’clock […]

6 months ago
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