Preston student Holly Sergeant bids to win MTV Unsigned Music competition

A Preston student is in the running for an unsigned act competition. Holly Sergeant, currently living in Warton and studying music at the University of Central Lancashire, is competing in the MTV Brand New Unsigned competition. Holly is one of hundreds of acts showing off their skills online in MTV’s annual search for the best new talent. Her cover version of Union J’s Beautiful Life […]

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Lady Shelley from a miniature by G. Sanders in the possession of Spencer Shelley Esq.

Notable People Of Preston – Frances Lady Shelley 1787 to 1873

The Making Of A Society Lady Born Frances Winckley in 1787, into a large house on the south side of Fishergate, between Cannon Street and New Cock Yard, Preston, she was the only daughter and heiress of Thomas Winckley a direct descendent of the de Winkelmondeley, who in Saxon times settled between the Ribble and Calder. Thomas Winckley was a large property owner in Preston […]

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Preston City Council prepares to expand community maps

Since mid 2011, Preston City Council’s Community Engagement Dept. have been mapping information from neighbourhoods. We’ve been asking people to tell us what is important to them and their community, the responses have been interesting – from local facilities, places of worship and sites of natural beauty . . . to community groups, local activities and services; it is clear that Preston is a contrasting […]

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Preston lass stars in BBC comedy

If you watch Birmingham based sitcom Citzien Khan currently showing on BBC One and catch Alia, Mr Khan’s rebellious young daughter, you might ask where is her brummie accent? She sounds like a Preston lass. Well, Alia is played by beautiful Preston actress Bhavna Limbachia and you can see her each week playing Alia Khan on the hit BBC comedy. Alia is a character with […]

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Preston Historical Society enjoys success at Minster event

On Monday evening of 7th October, there was an audience of nigh on two hundred people in attendance of the first meeting of the season of the Preston Historical Society meeting at St. John’s Minster on Church Street, Preston. Everyone was welcomed at the start of the evening’s proceedings by the vicar of Preston, Cannon Timothy Lipscombe who remarked on the wonderful turnout of members […]

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Notable People Of Preston: Sir Robert Charles Brown 1836 – 1925

Sir Robert Charles Brown, M.A., M.B., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.S. was born in 1836, to Agnes and Robert Brown both being surgeons at that time. Sir Robert Charles’ father was an honorary physician to the dispensary in Preston, which was located at 96 Fishergate, between Lune Street and Fox Street, and was very instrumental in the promotion of the establishment of an Infirmary or hospital for the […]

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