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Watch as the Royal Scot steams into Preston

The Royal Scot at Preston Station Pic: Gary Brooks Steamheads got a treat on Saturday night as the Royal Scot pulled into Preston. Around 75 steam engine fans were on the platform at Preston Station to greet her. Gary […]

11 months ago
Plaque unveiled to mark bravery of Preston’s Victoria Cross hero Private William Young

The plaque to Private Young, a very large family photo after the ceremony Family members of a Preston man who received the Victoria Cross in the First World War have spoken of their pride at a plaque unveiled in his honour. The memory […]

11 months ago
Should Ashton-on-Ribble keep its conservation area?

Victoria Parade is within the conservation area A swathe of Ashton-on-Ribble is to have its historic status reviewed. Preston City Council is looking at its conservation area which covers around 30 hectares of part of the western […]

11 months ago
Preston war hero Private William Young to be remembered

Private William Young and his family on his return to Preston in 1916 A Preston war hero is to see his bravery marked with a plaque on the Flag Market. Private William Young’s family will assemble to mark the actions of the First […]

11 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston photography project want your pictures of Lancashire – past and present

A Preston photography project is capturing the county and is looking for your photographs – old and new. Relative Strangers is a new photographic collective, working with Lancashire Archives, featuring […]

11 months ago
Ribchester Roman dig features on BBC4 show

Students and volunteers digging at Ribchester A Roman settlement near Preston has been featured on a BBC4 programme. Ribchester’s archaeological dig has been ongoing by students at the University of Central Lancashire and they found themselves […]

11 months ago
What role has UCLan played in Preston’s history?

Students at launch event for history project and right, UCLan Honorary Fellow Russell Hogarth Charting the history of Preston’s university is beginning in a new heritage project. Free events are being held by the University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union to explain the connection […]

12 months ago
How can Preston’s historic buildings be put to best use?

Ann Vanner infront of a map of Church Street they hope will spark debate What needs to be done to kick start Church Street back into life? And how much does it cost to restore a building like the Old Post Office to its […]

12 months ago
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