William Matthews winning Preston picture

Snap That Competition Winner

The Snap That Preston 2014 winner has been chosen. The Snap That competition was launched back in March by Preston’s Business Improvement District (BID) which promotes Preston city centre. The competition aims to use your best Preston images to promote the city and also feature at an exhibition in the St George’s Shopping Centre. Photographers across the city were asked to snap Preston in a […]

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A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 2)

From the above 1852 Tallis map extract you can see that Winckley Square has undergone somewhat of a property expansion, although the land surrounding the gardens is still not fully built upon at this time. Mr Thomas Miller, a partner in the Horrockses Miller cotton firm and benefactor of Miller Park in Preston, moved from his parents house in Golden Square to 3 Winckley Square with his […]

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Drawing of Winckley Square, Preston

A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 1)

  All Posts Winckley Square in Preston is one of those places that is ubiquitous to most Prestonian’s. However,  in general people take it for granted in one way or another. I have no doubt that some will have taken a little time to study the surroundings and may well have wondered where it all started, why and how. To this end and with the […]

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Penwortham Gala 2014 procession pictures

The 2014 Penwortham Gala procession has passed through the centre of the town. Hundreds of Penwortham residents turned out to either take part or watch the parade. It started at 12.30pm under glorious sunshine and included the Gala Queen making an appearance. Stephen Murtagh was on the route and snapped these pictures as the parade went by. St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School put on a […]

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Rededication Ceremony of the Preston War Memorial

On Friday 13th June 2014 at 12.45pm a ceremony took place on Preston’s Market Square facing the Preston War Memorial, also known as the Cenotaph. The ceremony was led by the Right Worshipful Mayor of Preston, Councillor Nicholas Pomfret. Fortunately, the Sun shone brightly over the square for the occasion and the attendees along with congregated crowds were able to partake in the service without having […]

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Lightning strikes over Preston

Pictured; Lightning strikes in Preston

Eagle-eyed Prestonians snapped lightning striking across the city during Tuesday afternoon’s thunderstorms. Heavy rain and thunder hit Preston and Penwortham leading to flash flooding, including in the St George’s Shopping Centre. Melvin Nicholson snapped the dramatic picture above as the clouds turned a menacing black. Torrential downpours turned many roads, including Friargate, into a raging torrent. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called out to […]

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