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

First World War walking tours return to the city

From left clockwise: Joseph Garstang, John Gregson and Beatrice Blackburn Guided tours explaining the stories of three Prestonians caught up in the First World War are to return once more. John Gregson, Joseph Garstang and Beatrice Blackhurst are to have […]

10 months ago
Winckley Square memories: Call to share photos and stories about historic Preston square

From top left clockwise: Winckley Square from above in 1926, St Joseph's Church in the 1922 Guild, Preston Catholic College in 1978 (Richard McDowell), Chapel Street in 1911. All pics Preston Digital Archive unless stated. Want to share your memories of Preston’s historic Georgian Square? Old photographs, memories and more of Winckley Square are being pinned up and collected for a new book about the […]

10 months ago
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 […]

11 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 […]

11 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

11 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 […]

1 year 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 […]

1 year 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 […]

1 year ago
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