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This category is for posts with observations made about Preston.

What it was like at the anti-Trump demo in Preston

A sign held up against the Harris A sign held up against the Harris Preston hasn’t seen a protest since the EDL march last year, so the hype surrounding this ‘Anti-Trump’ rally was building pretty fast. Starting […]

2 months ago
Battle of Preston re-enacted and what’s involved in it

A soldier kitted out and Jacobites in a kilt With the recent anniversary of the Battle of Preston much has been written of the battle itself. Not often explored is the role of re-enactors in such events. Here we […]

3 months ago
Working Preston’s streets with the street cleaning team

Graham, 47, is working his way towards a good breakfast Stale smells of that last pint and cold chips hang in the murky air down Lancaster Road where it meets Church Street and Fishergate. Heels of the last glammed-up girls […]

3 months ago
Cannons, statues and the Belverdere a short history of Avenham Park landmarks

The 'peace' cannon and the frog in Avenham Park The recent Heritage lottery funded restoration of Avenham and Miller parks has highlighted the presence of a number of art works that can be viewed when visiting. Some are better […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Five things sure to catch your eye at the Harris Open

Ooooo errr! As always, this years annual Open exhibition at Preston’s Harris Museum and Art Gallery is an exciting and inspiring mix of more than 400 exhibits of mixed media, materials, quality, and […]

4 months ago
Who is behind Preston’s crazy carrots?

Recently, those taking a walk or bike ride around Avenham Park in Preston city centre have been greeted with a cheery sight; gone are the days of scenic sunsets and beautiful […]

7 months ago
Hic! Hopfest returned to Preston Grasshoppers

Beer, balls and boys round 2.  That time of year again where I swap the usual outfit posts and ramblings for photos of beer on a rugby pitch.  I think […]

8 months ago
Banksy style graffiti appears on Moor Park toilet block

"Mummy, what's that doggy doing?" - the graffiti in Moor Park Pic: Andrew Hobbs An imitation Banksy has appeared in Moor Park. On the side of the toilet block wall two dogs have appeared in an interesting position. Andrew Hobbs sent in the picture […]

1 year ago
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