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Solar Eclipse: Preston’s top five places to watch

As Britain prepares to plunge into darkness on March 20, we look at some of the best Preston spots to see the first solar eclipse since 1999 (and experts say the last until 2090!) We’ve heard that the further up north you are, the better the view of the eclipse this month. With that, hundreds are flocking to the Faroe Islands, but we’ve narrowed down […]

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The Boatmans, Marsh Lane, Preston 1987

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 5)

Here we go again with another fifteen images of those great 80’s days in Preston Town. The 1980’s, a time when George Michael was accusing us of a Careless Whisper, Marc Almond was Saying Hello and Waving Goodbye, Barry White was Never Gonna Give You Up, Madness just Knew that It Must Be Love and of course, You Were Always On The Minds of the Pet […]

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EMI, Scamps and shops Church Street, Preston (south side) 1985

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 4)

Yes it’s Saturday again and that means yet more of those wonderful 80’s scenes of Preston Town. New Order sang of Blue Monday, which to you meant back to work after your hectic and wild weekend. Belinda Carlisle was drawing Circles in the Sand whilst you were running circles around the town. Human League were Working as a Waitress in a Cocktail Bar, is that what you […]

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27 Winckley Square, Preston

Former Preston eminent docotor’s home on Winckley Square revealed in pictures

A very dilapidated building, 27 Winckley Square, was at one time the house of one Preston Royal Infirmary’s most eminent doctor and benefactor, Sir Robert Charles Brown. In fact, the ‘Brown Ward’ was so called in his namesake. The house was originally the family home of Sir Robert’s parents and he was born and spent all his life living in the house until he died in 1925. Over the years […]

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PHSIMG000068 - Simpsons Gold Thread Works 1994

New pictures of Simpson’s Gold Thread Works revealed by Preston Historical Society

A recent acquisition of 112 photographs of the former Preston based Simpson Gold Thread Works on Avenham Road, Preston, shows the factory in operation just prior to it’s closing down in 1990. One of Preston’s local historians is Linda Barton who has made a great study of this firm over the years and has written many papers on the subject. Linda Barton, a long standing […]

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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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