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Preview: Preston Easter Egg rolling at Avenham Park for Easter 2014

One of Preston’s great traditions returns to Avenham Park on Easter Monday. Taking place for more than 100 years the Easter Egg rolling is an annual event which sees Easter eggs hurled down the steep slopes of the Victorian park. This year’s egg rolling event takes place on Monday 21 April and runs from 11am to 4pm. Follow our live updates from Avenham Park. Last […]

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Is Time Travel Possible? A Preston film maker has decided it is

What started as a few snapshots of scenery in and around Preston at different times of the year began to grow into an idea for a short film by amateur film maker and musician John Hickey. The film called, TIME MACHINE takes the viewer on a journey through time. “Over the last few years I’ve become interested in the possibilities offered by mobile phone cameras, […]

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Paint the night with light: Outdoor photography course by Gareth Brooks

An outdoor Light Painting Photography Workshop hosted by Gareth Brooks Learn about this fascinating technique,  bring your camera (or just yourself). The event is taking place at Cuerden Valley Park. Gareth is a photographer specialising in Light Painting and Low Light Photography. His pictures have featured in Photography for beginners, Photography Monthly, Lancashire and Chorley Guardian and many more publications. He also shoots weddings! He […]

8 months ago by
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Sharoe Green park volunteers welcome revamp of “unloved” area

Local residents in Fulwood are celebrating getting cash to do up a local park. Levensgarth Park is a barren strip of grass with one swing for the children in the area to enjoy – but now volunteers have sought out £45,000 to fund improvements to the park. Nigel Parker, chairman of the Sharoe Green & Sherwood Community Association, said they had many plans for the […]

8 months ago by
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Funding boost for four Preston parks

Four Preston parks will see thousands of pounds worth of improvements in the coming year. £183,000 has been secured by Preston City Council to improve play areas, ponds and paths in a number of green areas throughout the city. Haslam Park in Ashton will see a project led by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust to develop wetland ponds and help address declining wetland plants in the […]

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The Attendees At The Unveiling Ceremony

Grand opening of ‘The Mike Atkins Way’ Guild Wheel section

On Friday afternoon 17th January, a number of people attended the official grand opening of a section of the Guild Wheel in Avenham Park, extending alongside the River Ribble from the Union Railway Bridge, adjacent to the Continental Hotel, to The Boulevard in Frenchwood. This section of the Guild Wheel has been named ‘The Mike Atkins Way’ in honour of the man himself for all the […]

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