Penwortham fireworks 2014 in pictures: Dazzling display for all the community

Hundreds of Prestonians turned out in the south of the city to watch the annual Penwortham fireworks extravaganza. Tony Worrall was there among the crowds to snap the fireworks exploding across the night’s sky. A crisp and chilly night was lit up as the rockets shot up from Pear Tree Park. Have you got any pictures from a fireworks display? Add them in the comments […]

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In pictures: Stunning fireworks at Preston Grasshoppers 2014

The night’s sky across Preston was lit up once against with firework displays from every corner of the city. Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club hosts one of the largest displays and Paul Melling was nearby to snap the fireworks. The dazzling display also treated drivers on the M6 to superb views as they raced by the North of the city. Thousands of people have enjoyed displays […]

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Prestfest in pictures: Zombie flashmobs, grim reaper and ghastly creatures swarm Preston city centre

A frightful night was had by all at Preston’s Saturday night Prestfest. With monsters, aliens, zombies, clowns from your worst nightmares and the scariest of all was the grim reaper just waiting to take you. Revellers in Preston were given a fantastic Halloween treat when the characters appeared at various locations around the centre of the town, inside the clubs and outside on the streets. […]

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In pictures: More images show Preston in 1985

More pictures showing how Preston looked nearly 30 years ago have emerged. Retrieved by Preston’s Digital Archive the images from Ian Thacker show the Docklands, early student accommodation and a nice view of the city skyline from Walton-le-Dale. Heather Crook, who runs local history magazine The Preston Magazine, had the pictures given to her by Ian of the city in 1985. There were the quieter […]

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The big screen being set-up for the day's fun viewing

Preston’s Flag Market transformed into the Familyfest outdoor cinema

On Saturday 25 October Mums, Dads, grandparents and kids flocked onto Preston’s Flag Market which had been transformed into a fabulous outdoor cinema with fully stepped covered seating to watch four different movies which were all shown free of charge during the Familyfest day organised by Preston Business Improvement District (Preston BID). To add to the authenticity of the occasion, free popcorn and drinks were given […]

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In pictures: Preston Fashion Live struts its stuff at St George’s Shopping Centre

St George’s Shopping Centre hosted Preston Fashion Live on Friday – the first event of its name for the city. Four fashion shows took place, showcasing fashion from various retailers including Marks and Spencers, Topshop and Yours. The event was hosted in conjunction with Smooth radio. Lizzy Holroyd from the station said: “Smooth radio has a strong partnership with the city of Preston as a […]

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