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Moor Park rats: Cull them or leave them be?

Pictures and sightings of the rats which are infesting Moor Park have become a political hot topic. We reported in April how residents have expressed concerns about the rats being fed. And they weren’t the only ones, local councillor Terry Cartwright raised the issue and on Thursday night it was the topic of debate in the Preston City Council chamber. “Shoot them or not to shoot […]

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Quickest way out of Preston on a bike?

What is the quickest way on foot or wheels out of the city and into the countryside? A fast pedal along Lancaster Canal? Across the Ribble, south to Bamber Bridge and beyond? Go West, cycling away from Penwortham and over to Longton Brickcroft? The weekend before last my eight year old son wanted to escape the city’s bustle, so we drifted off to the park […]

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Kids Summer fun at Preston parks

Preston Council present ‘Park it’, a series of free evening activities, hosted at a different Preston park each week. The aim is to give young people an opportunity to try new activities and have loads of fun over the summer break. Involving a variety of partners, the event will encourage people of all ages to enjoy sports and activities. It will give an opportunity to […]

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A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 3)

In this the third part of the series of Winckley Square history, we continue along the eastern side of the square and on to a house built by a Mr John Dalton who owned Avenham House just a short distance away from Winckley Square and was erected some distance from John Gorst’s house at around the same time in 1809. Number 6, the house of the Rev. Roger […]

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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 […]

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