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

Museum of Lancashire closure: Petition urges Prestonians to take action to save heritage

museum Preston’s Museum of Lancashire should be saved from closure according to an online petition. Prestonians are being urged to put their names to the call for the museum to remain […]

10 months ago
Centenary of the Victoria Cross awarded to Private William Young V.C. 1915

Feature Image 100 years ago to this day, Scottish born Private William Young residing in Heysham Street, Preston and a soldier serving with the 8th (Service) Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment was […]

10 months ago
Rare Bronze Age settlement discovered in remote Scottish isles by UCLan lecturer

One of the stone circles discovered in Scotland A Preston lecturer is part of a team who discovered a rare Bronze Age settlement in a remote area of Scotland. Dr Vicki Cummings was working in the Orkney Islands […]

10 months ago
Details of the Preston Remembers World War One walking tours

preston remembers Three walking tours through Preston city centre will be held tomorrow (December 6) starting at midday. The tours are part of the Preston Remembers programme of World War One walking […]

11 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement The story of a remarkable milliner who ran a business in Church Street for almost 50 years

Edna Alice Deakin in 1983 just before her retirement.  Pic: Lancashire Eveninig Post Having served her time as a hat maker in a Fishergate shop, Edna Alice Deakin opened her own millinery business in 1938 at 47a Church Street in Preston, between Derby […]

11 months ago
The UCLan Jeremiah Horrocks Winter Lecture to be given in December

UCLan's Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory, Moor Park, Preston This year’s Jeremiah Horrocks Winter Lecture is about three North Country astronomers: Jeremiah Horrocks, William Crabtree & William Gascoigne, Britain’s first great research astronomers. Three private individuals, fully informed of the European […]

11 months ago
PCC planning committee to consider removal of trees in Winckley Square Gardens

Feature Image   A meeting will be held on 3 December 2015 to report to the planning committee of Preston City Council who will decide on the matter of tree removal in […]

11 months ago
Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque presents special A3 size ‘Invincibles’ art print

Copy of A3 The Invincibles is a special A3 size art print, illustrated by Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque, and featuring North End legend Fred Dewhurst. Printed on heavyweight, 330gsm Ivory art card, […]

11 months ago
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