Simpson's Gold Thread Work Needle and Thread memorial Pic: CottonGilly

Gold Thread Works commemorative bobbin returns following four year absence

A stone bobbin which had been erected in 2008 at the junction of Avenham Road and Avenham Lane and was part of a commemorative memorial to the Stephen Simpson Gold Thread Works of Preston, has returned following a four year absence. The bobbin was removed and taken away to the council depot on St Paul’s Road, Deepdale to be repaired after it had been badly damaged by a […]

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Horrockses Factory Gate, Stanley Street, Preston 1912

A nostalgic journey around the former Horrocks Yard Works in Preston

With the recent announcement of the planned development of the Horrocks Yard Works site, I thought that it would be interesting to see how the Yard Works developed over time and to take a nostalgic trip around the factory site to see it as it was over the 150 years of its history. Since 1791 the Horrocks Yard Works site on Stanley Street in Preston […]

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Baptist Church Fishergate 1903 Featured Image

Church clocks and others from around old Preston to present day

With the current debate about the non functioning clock of the Baptist Church in Fishergate, we started to think of other clocks around the old town that have vanished and what they meant to Prestonians over time gone by. Indeed, the Baptist Church clock in Fishergate is very well known by most of the inhabitants of Preston and many will remember a time when it […]

4 months ago by

In pictures: A frosty start in Avenham Park

While Preston may have escaped the snow – for now, it didn’t escape the cold. There was a frosty start with some early morning sun and that was enough to encourage a few hardy people to take to Avenham and Miller park for some post Christmas exercise. And, as for the snow, we may still have that to look forward to as weather forecasts are […]

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The Winter Wonderland gets under way on Preston’s Flag Market

At 12.00 noon on Saturday morning 13 December 2014 the Winter Wonderland event was opened on Preston’s Flag Market leading up to Christmas time. For those in the mood for winter activities there is a fabulous ice skating rink alongside a great many log cabins hosting various retail outlets for seasonal foods, fancy goods and many other seasonal goodies to delight everyone. The Mayor and Mayoress […]

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Daniele Baron's picture of the station triggered many other Blog Preston readers to send in their pictures on Tuesday

Six pictures of the stunning sky above Preston

Mornings in Preston can often be drab and dreary affairs but this week has seen some stunning skies. Reds, purples, oranges and yellows have been against an almost dark blue backdrop captured by many Prestonians looking up. Many a Preston resident has been heard to stop and marvel at the sight above us on Tuesday morning. And even more got out their cameras or phones […]

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