Following our recent report on the Moor Park restoration project we thought it might be interesting to take a look back at the park’s history. Moor Park was originally known as Preston Moor and was considerably larger than the area it occupies today; however, even though there have been many changes in its history Moor Park is the largest and oldest park in Preston and […]1 month ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
A new season at Preston’s photographic society is due to begin in September. Photographers across the city take part in themed photographic seasons. Stunning pictures of places, people, wildlife and landmarks are all part of what they see through their lens. The society has been running since 1905 and meets every Thursday from September to June at Fulwood Conservative Club. The next meeting is Thursday […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Miller Park was transformed into a petrol-heads paradise on Saturday 16 August. Car enthusiasts filled the park with vintage cars from bygone eras for Prestonians to enjoy. Lee Allen snapped pictures of the cars which were parked up around the park. Did you go down to the car show? What did you see? Let us know in the comments below2 months ago by Ed Walker Share See your advert here Want to promote your local business?
When Stuart Dagger of the Royal Air Force Association started an on-line campaign to let everyone know that a war veteran was to have no family or friends at his funeral, little did he know how much people would respond to his request. When Stuart contacted BlogPreston we put a call out on our website and Facebook page in hope that we would be able […]2 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
Flickr hosted Preston Digital Archive has now reached a staggering landmark of twenty million viewings by people from Preston and the world over. Whether the people consulting the archive are Preston residents, ex-pats or those just simply using it for the pleasure of seeing the images or for research, the number of people viewing are in their thousands every day. Preston street scenes, parks, docks, cotton mills, architecture, engineering, famous […]2 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
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 […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share