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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The UCLan Sports Arena and Ingol, Cottam and Ashton

Preston from the air: Police helicopter posts snaps of city from above

The police helicopter based at Warton has been up and out above Preston in the sunshine on Sunday. It has tweeted a number of pictures from its @NPAS_Warton twitter account which keeps the public updated on what the helicopter crew have been doing. On their way back to base they snapped Preston looking good in the afternoon sunshine.  

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Friendly Fires performed 29 September 2008 in The Club before becoming a household name

In pictures: Classic cuts from 53 Degrees gigs

53 Degrees has announced it will be closing its doors to the public after Christmas and not booking any new gigs. We’re taking the opportunity to look back at some of the big names who have graced the stage in both the venues within the building. The 1,500-capacity main venue has seen some huge names including the likes of Kasabian and one of its most […]

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In pictures: The Struts, Then Thickens and Little Icarus at The Ferret

While the big silver venue across the road might be preparing to shut up shop for live music, The Ferret is going strong. It saw up and coming rockers The Struts headline a busy show with their power-pop rock. The Derby-based band are about to release their debut album Everybody Wants at the end of July. Single Put Your Money On Me is currently doing […]

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Inda Mill (header image)

A brief history of the former India Mill on New Hall Lane, Preston

As the planning approval application for the Mulbury Homes building project has now been accepted, it spurred us on to looking into the history of the former India Mill which stood on the future building site for almost 140 years. Looking at the aerial image above, the building with the red marking around it, is the site of the former India Mill buildings; it stretched […]

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Friargate, Preston c. 1910 (Hearder)

A brief history of Preston’s former public tramways

With the recent announcement of the possible re-use of a section of the former Preston and Longridge railway line as a new tramway for Preston, we thought that it would be interesting to look into Preston’s trams of times gone by. Horse drawn tramways were in force in Preston from 1879 and were a very successful form of public transport in their time. The main […]

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