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Preston Remembers with D Troop on parade

As part of the events and activities in Preston for the Heritage weekend, Paul Melling went down to the Flag Market to see the action there on Saturday. First World War uniforms and the sound of horses hooves on flag stones returned to Preston’s Flag Market this weekend as members of the Lancashire Hussars re-enactment group went on parade.  The group is based on a territorial […]

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PHS Meeting at St. John's Minster

Preston Historical Society open day as part of the National Heritage weekend

On Saturday 13 September the Preston Historical Society will be holding their annual open day at St John’s Minster as part of Preston’s National Heritage Open Days events. Anyone who has an interest in Preston’s rich history should not miss this great opportunity to discover some fascinating facts of what once was one of the finest towns in England. Many of the society’s books on Preston’s […]

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harris museum

Heritage Open Days: 16 historic places to explore in Preston this weekend

Preston’s historical buildings, parks and some lesser known spots of the city are being opened up this weekend. The Preston Heritage Weekend invites you to find out more about those buildings you might walk past on a daily basis and wonder what’s actually inside. From the Playhouse to the Preston Cleansing Deparment (yes, really) there are all manner of buildings inviting Prestonians in. It’s part […]

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Preston Remembers: Flag Market to be transported back to outbreak of First World War

Prestonians are being invited to find out the impact the first months of the First World War had on the city. The Heritage Open Weekend sees buildings in Preston opened up for the public to explore – and a tour with history experts offered. Preston Remembers is a project opening the lid on the role the city played in WWI, with events on the Flag […]

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The Preston Film Service, Kinema House, Corporation Street, Preston

Free talk at the Harris on Will Onda, Preston film maker extraordinaire

Emma Heslewood, the curator of history at the Harris Museum, will be delivering a free talk on Will Onda, film maker and acrobat of the early 20th century. The history of Will Onda, real name Hugh Rain, has been forefront in Emma’s work over the last few years and her research has brought to light many interesting facts of this Preston born film entertainment pioneer and […]

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Moor Park - Gates, Garstang Road Entrance 1911

Moor Park as it was and how it has changed over time

Following our recent report on the Moor Park restoration project we thought it might be interesting to take a look back at the park’s history.  Moor Park was originally known as Preston Moor and was considerably larger than the area it occupies today; however, even though there have been many changes in its history Moor Park is the largest and oldest park in Preston and […]

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