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

Lancashire Archives has opening hours cut

Inside the Archives on Bow Lane Preston and Lancashire’s historic records will be available to the public for twelve and a half hours less each week. Lancashire Archives is to see its opening times slashed in […]

10 months ago
Exploring inside the Miller Arcade before refurb

Inside the Miller Arcade In a¬†Victorian jewel in Preston’s crown there’s a lot of work going on to restore the Miller Arcade to its former glory. These pictures show what it was like inside […]

10 months ago
Well found beneath Plau gin bar cellar

Don't look down! The well pre-dates the Plough Inn which is being converted into Plau gin bar Continued restoration work on a former pub in Preston to convert it into a gin bar has uncovered an old well. Half a metre below the cellar floor the team […]

10 months ago
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
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

12 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 […]

12 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 […]

12 months ago
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 […]

12 months ago
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