Theatre Hotel Fishergate, Preston June 1987. No longer with us I'm afraid but it was a Boddy's pub with a great atmosphere, cracking juke box and of course, the wonderful footy table game in the back room vault.

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 3)

Here we go again folks, with another stroll down the eighties memory lane with a selection of photo images from the late 1980’s. Towards the end of this decade we saw the complete demise of the English pound note, laws for UK pubs were changed allowing them to stay open all day, Kylie Minogue thought that she should be so lucky and Yazz thought that the […]

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Church Street-Fishergate, Preston October 1988

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 2)

  We had such a fantastic response to the 80’s pictures from last weeks posting we are pleased to say that this series continues with yet another batch of pictures from the 80’s archive, digitised and ready for your weekly bout of nostalgia and reminiscence. This week we have a further fifteen photos of poplular haunts and streets around Preston; be it one of your favourite pubs or a […]

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Explore the old and new in this fascinating account of changing Preston

The Historic City of Preston has seen many changes over the years and with so many these changes is it wonderful to see just how may places and buildings are still with us to this day. The ‘Then and Now’ image above illustrates exactly that in the three historic images in comparison with their current existence. Explore the evolving face of this fascinating city with Marriott […]

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Church Street south side, Preston July 1987

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures

  Recently acquired and digitised photos of 1980’s Preston have now been released which is sure to invoke great nostalgia to the people who recall those bygone happy times, when bands like Duran Duran, Queen, Bon Jovi, U2, The Police, The Smiths and Depeche Mode among many others were constantly in the top ten music charts. When Margaret Thatcher ruled in Downing Street and programmes such […]

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Heartbeat Cardiac Centre – Grand Opening

On 10 February 2015 the Heartbeat Cardiac Centre officially opened their new centre which is the former National Football Museum premises in Deepdale at the Preston North End grounds. The proceedings were started by ‘Bollywood comes to Hearbeat’ with the ABHI NANDANA dance group while refreshments were served to all the guests in attendance. Vintage DJ and dancers, A Train Swing’ provided entertainment of a […]

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Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines with Mayor, Councillor Nick Pomfret holding the Freeddom Scroll

Granting of the Honorary Freedom of the City of Preston to Lady Grenfell-Baines

  On Thursday 5 February, Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines received the honorary Freedom of the City of Preston. The ceremony was held in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall, Preston. The Right Worshipful the Mayor Councillor Nick Pomfret introduced the proceedings, welcoming Lady Grenfell-Baines along with her family and attending civil dignitaries to the ceremony. Councillor John Browne proposed the motion to grant the Freedom […]

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