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

Historical origins of the Deepdale Enclosure in Preston

With the recent news of the Deepdale Enclosure to keep its special heritage status, we thought that it would be interesting to look into this small area and its fascinating […]

10 months ago
Deepdale Enclosure to keep its special heritage status

Stephenson Terrace was due to lose its conservation area status Pic: Richard Swann Part of Deepdale which was under-threat from losing its heritage status has seen Preston City Council u-turn on its plans. The Deepdale Enclosure Conservation Area was due to lose its […]

10 months ago
A history of the ghost railway line running through Preston

Remains of the railway line can be seen scattered around the city Pic: Geoff Whittaker During November the approval was given for a tram test track to be operated in Preston. The plan to operate trams on the former Preston to Longridge branch has prompted renewed […]

10 months ago
‘Architectural gem’ of former Booths store must be saved say heritage group

The former Booths offices in Glover's Court and facing into Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall Proposals to convert former Booths offices and department store in Preston city centre face being derailed because of the building’s ‘historical value’. History campaigners the Twentieth Century Society have written […]

10 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Graphic novel charting Preston North End’s Invincibles launched

Illustration from the novel A Preston author has returned with his latest graphic novel about Preston North End. Michael Barrett has penned The Rise of the Invincibles about PNE’s double-winning team of 1888-89. The […]

10 months ago
Throwback to when Fives was Vintage and Priory Club – see inside

This was the bar and dancefloor at Priory As Fives prepares to reopen once again as a cocktail bar and lounge we’ve taken a look inside. Edgar Wallace, who has sold the building to Simon Rigby, has kept […]

10 months ago
When was the Battle of Preston? History talk to reveal all

Redcoats marching during a reenactment of the Battle of Preston It is more than 300 years since the sound of musket shots rang out through the streets of Preston. Known as the last battle on English soil the Battle of […]

11 months ago
Fulwood Barracks from the beginning: a short history

Fulwood Barracks engraving. The Main Entrance 1857 Fulwood Barracks in Preston was built upon a part of the site of the old race course over which the ancient Watling-street passed and was […]

11 months ago
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