In pictures: Supercars roar into Preston city centre

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 […]

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In pictures: Candid shots of Glastonferret festival

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 […]

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Cocktails and garlands on display at the Lostock Hall Carnival

In pictures: Lostock Hall Carnival basks in sunshine

Just across the Preston border there’s been a summer carnival in Lostock Hall. The annual tradition sees the town come to a standstill as hundreds turn out to take part and spectate. Alison Bailey was there to snap pictures of the floats in action and the bands march past in the Saturday sunshine. Not to forget the man in a gorilla costume patrolling the streets. […]

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Your pictures: Preston Caribbean Carnival 2014

Preston’s annual Caribbean Carnival took over the city centre streets for the 40th time. Celebrating the ruby anniversary in the sunshine there were hundreds of performers in dazzling costumes. Many of our readers have been out enjoying the good weather and fabulous entertainment,. Both on the parade route which started on Moor Park and did a circuit through the city and back there – and […]

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Armed Forces Day 2014 in Preston

Preston celebrated in style today with a bumper party for the Armed Forces Day, spectacularly organised by Preston City Councillor, Drew Gale. From military bands and Preston City Wrestling to Batman, there was something to suit everyone’s taste. Although the weather was looking doubtful at first, the sun finally broke through to ensure a dry and and enjoyable time. The proceedings started with the Standard […]

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A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 3)

In this the third part of the series of Winckley Square history, we continue along the eastern side of the square and on to a house built by a Mr John Dalton who owned Avenham House just a short distance away from Winckley Square and was erected some distance from John Gorst’s house at around the same time in 1809. Number 6, the house of the Rev. Roger […]

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