Dazzling carnival procession Pic: Jim Beattie

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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In Pictures: Street Monkeys at Penwortham Gala

Professional Free Running tumblers the Street Monkeys gave a terrific display last week in from of a packed Penwortham crowd. The Parkour Team based in Preston, who also run the Street Monkeys Academy, aim to show people that Parkour and free running are not antisocial lifestyles but can change live’s for the better. The Street Monkeys could be seen performing at last weekends Penwortham Gala […]

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Isles of Harmony, winners of the King and Queen Carnival competition

Preston Caribbean Carnival King and Queen competition

The King and Queen Costume Competition was held on Market Square Saturday 21 June to decide who will lead the procession on carnival day. Each Band put forward a King and Queen to showcase their costumes and back packs in a dazzling display of dance and music. Each band also chooses the theme for their costume and were expected to have knowledge of Carnival and how […]

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Penwortham and Lostock Hall Queens

In Pictures: Penwortham Gala 2014

Last weekend we were treated to another hugely successful Penwortham Gala. An estimated 10,000 people visited Hurst Grange Park over the weekend making the Gala one of the most successful in the country. As well as a park packed with stall and outstanding free entertainment the penwortham Gala Queen 2014 was crowned by the Mayor and prizes were awarded for the procession. The Best School […]

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