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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Church Street in 1985

In pictures: Preston as it was in 1985

A snapshot of Preston nearly 30 years ago has been revealed with new pictures. The Preston Digital Archive, which has thousands of pictures of the city, has a more modern set of pictures showing the recent changes. Or in some cases, where things haven’t changed that much. Ian Thacker passed the pictures to Heather Crook, who runs the local history magazine The Preston Magazine. Just […]

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04 - Fylde Road - Ashton Street - Fleetwood Street - Whittingham Street, Demolitions, Preston c.1984

Street demolition, poetry and a Preston lass who loves ladies football

Who could fit the bill for the header of this story? Well, it could only be Gail Newsham. Gail is a Preston born lass who is passionate about the history of the Dick Kerr women’s football team and has even written a book about it called ‘A League of their own‘; she has also dedicated a website to the Dick Kerr ladies. Gail was born and raised in […]

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