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Historical origins of the Deepdale Enclosure in Preston

With the recent news of the Deepdale Enclosure to keep its special heritage status, we thought that it would be interesting to look into this small area and its fascinating […]

5 months ago
Completion of £1.2m Winckley Square Gardens is a ‘landmark day’ for Preston

£1.2m ‘sympathetic restoration’ of Winckley Square Gardens now complete Reopening hailed as a ‘landmark day for Preston city centre signalling an ‘exciting future’ Square reopened by Preston’s Mayor Coun John […]

5 months ago
Fulwood Barracks from the beginning: a short history

Fulwood Barracks engraving. The Main Entrance 1857 Fulwood Barracks in Preston was built upon a part of the site of the old race course over which the ancient Watling-street passed and was […]

6 months ago
What to see on the Sunday of Lancashire Encounter Festival

The final day of Lancashire Encounter concludes with Run Preston being the headline attraction on Sunday 25 September, which has been a huge success in recent years of the festival. […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement What to see on the Saturday of Lancashire Encounter Festival

The Red Canopies were the main attraction of last year's Lancashire Encounter Pic: Tony Worrall Lancashire Encounter is expected to impress Preston as a long list of events set to amaze the city on Saturday 24 September. The whole weekend is bursting with quality activities […]

7 months ago
What to see on the Friday of Lancashire Encounter Festival

After last year’s success, Lancashire Encounter Festival returns to Preston transforming the city centre into a vibrant hub of activity on 23-25 September. The weekend is bursting with quality activities […]

7 months ago
St Joseph’s Orphanage among England’s most ‘at risk’ buildings

St Joseph's Orphanage has stood empty for years Pic: scrappynw St Joseph’s Orphanage in Preston city centre is among England’s Top 10 most ‘at risk’ historic buildings. The former orphanage and what was Mount Street Hospital has stood empty for […]

7 months ago
Lancashire Archives will open their doors to celebrate Heritage Open Days

Lancashire Archives, on Bow Lane, Preston, will celebrate an annual heritage event by opening its doors to the public and encouraging people to discover their local history on Saturday 10 […]

8 months ago
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