As Preston prepares to honour those who fought in the First World War the lid has been lifted on how the city supplied shells to the front line. The Dick, Kerr and Company factory on Strand Road, Riversway, produced up to 30,000 of the 3.3 million shells a week to be sent to Allied troops. Ian Lawrenson, heritage manager for BAE Systems’ Military Air and […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
When you’ve signed up for a spot of dragon boat racing you’re not going to let a drop of rain spoil your day. That was certainly the case for hundreds of people from local companies who braved the elements to take part or support their teams in a charity event at Preston Docks on Saturday. Everyone seemed to be having a good time and there […]2 months ago by Paul Melling Share
Another of the properties along the eastern side of Winckley Square which unfortunately did not survive the demolition hammer was that of number 12 as seen in the above image. This was originally the residence of John Humber, a cotton manufacturer who owned a cotton mill at Bushell Street Works, Lancaster road North in Preston; this building still exists in the present day. In around 1910 12 Winckley […]2 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share See your advert here Want to promote your local business?
Avenham and Miller Parks were awash with pirates, lost boys and a fairy last weekend as the Preston Youth Theatre performed the premiere of their latest production of Peter Pan. Although the weather on Saturday was rather inclement, the young performers did not let that affect the performance in anyway whatsoever and like true professionals they carried on regardless. Throughout the performance the audience was led from […]2 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
Preston’s Flag Market was the place to be on Sunday for motoring enthusiasts as SuperCar owners brought their gleaming vehicles to the city centre. The event, organised by Preston City Council and the Northwest SuperCar Club attracted lots of interest from curious shoppers too. The sports cars took turns to start up their engines and the throaty roar of horsepower reverberated around the city centre […]3 months ago by Paul Melling Share
It’s become a Preston institution for a weekend in early July for The Ferret to lay down the turf and let the beer flow. Glastonferret is three days of music and the slight feeling of being at a major festival but in a pub. James Brunton was down at the venue for the three days and shared these pictures with us, giving a glimpse into […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share