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The Penwortham Magazine: Issue 28 of the local history mag released

The latest issue of the Penwortham Magazine, now up to its 28th edition, has been released. Started by Penwortham resident Heather Crook the magazine is a collection of nostalgia, history and memories about Penwortham. This issue includes – Photographs from Penwortham Past; A World War II story by Philip AG Kelly; Memories of Middleforth resident Mrs Bell Ingham; The Story of St Mary’sWell, Penwortham by […]

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A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 3)

In this the third part of the series of Winckley Square history, we continue along the eastern side of the square and on to a house built by a Mr John Dalton who owned Avenham House just a short distance away from Winckley Square and was erected some distance from John Gorst’s house at around the same time in 1809. Number 6, the house of the Rev. Roger […]

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Walkden goes back to war at Preston

A war time relic returned to its World War II appearance at Preston for Armed Forces Day. The Ribble Steam Railway (RSR) will bring Walkden, one of its most popular steam locomotives, to its wartime identity. As part of the Armed Forces Day celebrations on 28 June 2014 the locomotive will be kitted out in its former identity just for the weekend, after which its […]

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A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 2)

From the above 1852 Tallis map extract you can see that Winckley Square has undergone somewhat of a property expansion, although the land surrounding the gardens is still not fully built upon at this time. Mr Thomas Miller, a partner in the Horrockses Miller cotton firm and benefactor of Miller Park in Preston, moved from his parents house in Golden Square to 3 Winckley Square with his […]

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World War One History event at Fulwood Barracks

On Saturday 21st June, 10am – 4pm, a WWI history event will be held at Lancashire Infantry Museum, Fulwood Barracks, Preston. Whether you are a seasoned campaigner or a new recruit, this event is designed to help you to find out more about the war and how it affected your family and community. Getting to Grips with the First World War What part did your ancestors […]

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Museum of Lancashire declared ‘Excellent’ by Tripadvisor

Preston’s Museum of Lancashire was recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The museum has consistently received glowing reviews on the popular travel rating website.  The Certificate of Excellence award is given to outstanding businesses that have received praise and recognition in reviews by TripAdvisor travellers. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out […]

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