Sitting on Preston Dock since 2003 has been the 53-foot hull of Elizmor. Lovingly restored as a house boat after finishing her fishing days in 1989 it has been over 10 years since she graced the waves. Now a 23-year-old from Brighton is proving her love for all things nautical as she attempts to make Elizmor sail once more. Eleanor Gassman, who has lived on […]8 months ago by Ed Walker Share
A new acting and drama studio has begun operating in Penwortham. The Pauline Quirke Academy is being led by a Preston graduate. 24-year-old Aimee Membery studied acting at the University of Central Lancashire and is now leading the first North West branch of the Birds of a Feather star’s academy. Aimee said: “I’m thrilled to have this job only a couple of years after leaving […]8 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Part one: Sydney’s early life in Preston Sydney Knowles was one of a handful of men to occupy a unique place in naval history for his daring deeds, during and after World War II. Although nationally recognised, he does not appear to be so well known in his hometown of Preston. Born in the Lancashire Cotton Town of Preston in 1921 Sydney lived a life […]9 months ago by Gill Lawson Share Want to promote your local business?
A former glamour model Nikki Hesford has established a popular clothes manufacturing business in the city. Made in Preston has been taking orders from across the globe from its Preston base. Nikki says her inspiration for starting the fashion business was during a search for outfits for job interviews. She said: “The business came about when I was shopping for clothing to wear for job […]9 months ago by Neil Athey Share
Two of the latest phenomenon Facebook social groups to hit the scene are known as ‘You Know You’re from Preston When….’ and ‘Preston, Past and Present’. Each of the two groups has its own merits and purposes and although the former group has been around a lot longer than the latter, they both serve to give resident Prestonians and even those who have moved to […]9 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
On Saturday 7th December St. Catherine’s Hospice held a Christmas Festival with a Santa Dash and Rudolph Rumble events at Lostock Hall. It would be an understatement to say that day’s festivities were anything less than a rip-roaring success! The first event held was the Rudolph Rumble which was for children aged eight and under taking part in a half-mile fun run, dressed up in antlers and […]9 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share