Saddle Up!

We’ve just spent another glorious day exploring Preston’s parks and the Lancaster Canal by bike. Since my son learned to ride ten months ago we’ve both enjoyed the freedom of taking off to see where the day takes us. Just today as we sat eating our sandwiches by Moor Park’s duck pond we were surprised to see a large grey heron swoop from the trees […]

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A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 2)

From the above 1852 Tallis map extract you can see that Winckley Square has undergone somewhat of a property expansion, although the land surrounding the gardens is still not fully built upon at this time. Mr Thomas Miller, a partner in the Horrockses Miller cotton firm and benefactor of Miller Park in Preston, moved from his parents house in Golden Square to 3 Winckley Square with his […]

6 months ago by
Drawing of Winckley Square, Preston

A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 1)

  All Posts Winckley Square in Preston is one of those places that is ubiquitous to most Prestonian’s. However,  in general people take it for granted in one way or another. I have no doubt that some will have taken a little time to study the surroundings and may well have wondered where it all started, why and how. To this end and with the […]

6 months ago by
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Miller Park Grotto Restoration Scheme undeway

The Victorian Grotto and waterfall on the edge of Miller Park is closed while substantial improvements take place. The restoration works will include rebuilding and reinstating the grotto rock waterfall and cascade. To try and reflect the original water feature operation they will install a flood lighting system, provided by The Fountain Company, to provide a colour changing sequence glowing across the decorative rock work. […]

6 months ago by
All kinds of runners were out for Parkrun

In pictures: Preston Parkrun celebrates second birthday

Preston’s Parkrun turned two years old the Saturday just gone. The run through Avenham Park takes place each Saturday morning with a fun 5k for runners of all abilities. Many of the runners turned out in fancy dress on Saturday to celebrate, with pirates, tigers and Where’s Wally taking on the steep slopes of the parks. More than 240 runners took part despite the weather […]

7 months ago by
Action at the Egg Rolling

In pictures: Easter Egg Rolling at Avenham Park

Preston was blessed with soaring temperatures as the sun shone down on the Easter Egg Rolling. Avenham Park was thronged with thousands of visitors who took in the annual spectacle. Families climbed to the top of the Victorian parks slopes and let their hard boiled eggs roll down the slopes – many decorated with eye-catching designs. We’ve had live updates throughout Easter Monday from the […]

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