History

Ken Hudson, Bill Shannon, Carl Crompton and Jonathan Saksena with the Guild Book

Commemorative book to celebrate the Preston Guild in 2012 goes on display at the Harris Museum

A commemorative book to mark the 2012 Preston Guild has gone on display at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery. Illustrator and calligrapher Robin Utracik was commissioned to produce a 27th Guild Book. The book captures the spirit and moments of the Guild for all of history to see. Utracik of Northern Studios took his inspiration from the 1952 Guild book. It includes a list […]

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A picture from the Harris Museum shows the fish stones in use

Preston Magazine looks at what happened to the Market Square’s old fish stones

Whatever happened to the old fish stones on the Flag Market? Just one of the questions pondered in this month’s Preston Magazine which takes a look back at Preston’s history. The local nostalgia magazine goes to hundreds of people in the city every month and is run by Penwortham resident Heather Crook. In it there is a lookback at the old Market Square in 1850 […]

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David Hindle as seen  in Waterstones bookstore in Preston signing his latest book

Local history author David Hindle at Waterstones for new book signing

With twelve published books under his belt, David Hindle has proved he is a well seasoned author of local and natural history. His latest book, Victorian Preston, takes the reader on a journey of how the Victorians used the types of transport available in Preston to travel to the destination of their favourite entertainment venues. This book affords a marvellous description of the various forms of entertainment […]

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KFC on Fishergate will leave early in 2015

KFC to close Fishergate restaurant which was first to open in the UK

The first KFC in Britain is preparing to spread its wings and leave Preston. Fishergate’s fried chicken outlet opened in 1965 and was the first of the chain restaurants across the country. KFC has chosen not to renew its lease on 92 Fishergate, an A-board above the chicken shop declares the restaurant space will become available to let. Col Sanders’ Recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken has […]

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In Pictures: Muse playing at Action Records 15 years ago

Action Records have marked the 15th anniversary of Muse’s in-store performance by sharing images of the gig. Muse played a low-key performance of tracks to promote the release of their 1999 single Muscle Museum – taken from their debut album Showbiz. Eight years later, the band would become the first act to first play and then sell out the new Wembley Stadium. Our own Daniele […]

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Fulwood pensioner spots herself in Pizza Express archive pictures

A Fulwood pensioner has popped into a Preston city centre restaurant to see herself up on the wall. Joan Cookson visited the new look Pizza Express and spotted herself in one of the pictures. The restaurant on Winckley Street was recently refurbished and includes pictures of Preston’s cotton industry in its heyday. Joan, 86, spotted a photograph of her uncle John Lee in an article […]

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