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Wade Barrett with David Buchanan

Wade Barrett: Spreading the Preston word

There aren’t many names that put Preston on the map globally. The most famous example is Sir Tom Finney, while others such as Andrew Flintoff and Phil Jones have pitched in and done their bit over the years. Not so long ago, that changed. WWE Superstar Wade Barrett’s hometown was correctly changed from Manchester to Preston on his ring entrance. All of a sudden, Preston […]

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How the volunteer ladies would have looked on the station platform in 1915 along with the Preston Mayoress

Preston Station Free Buffet 1915 to 1919 commemoration event

  Yesterday, 25 March 2014, the waiting room on Preston Railway Station was put to good use in an event organised by Preston Remembers, re-creating the inception of the Sailors’ and Soldiers’ Free Buffet on 19 August 1915. This involved an influential group of Preston women, headed by the Mayoress Anna Carmell.   During the existence of the free buffet facility, the management committee had recruited […]

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British Transport Police on hand at Preston Railway Station.

British Transport Police at Preston Railway Station

Today, 25th March 2014, the British Transport Police were at Preston Railway Station to promote the safety and security of passengers of the railway networks. They were there in an initiative to create traveller awareness of the threat of personal theft. Dedicated officers, in the form of Neighbourhood Policing Teams are patrolling stations and trains and in particular today, Preston Station. The team of officers were […]

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Crime Commissioner celebrates International Women’s Day

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner presented certificates to women who are helping to reduce crime in their communities, combat hate crime and support victims . Commissioner Clive Grunshaw marked International Women’s Day by singling out those women who have successfully been granted funding for their organisations through the Community Action Fund. All the women were presented with a certificate by Clive recognising them as an […]

10 months ago by
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Civic Funeral of Sir Tom Finney: A Preston legend

People gathered by the thousands today to pay homage to their hero, a Preston legend known to all as Sir Tom. Although the forecast promised downpours, as if by a miracle the weather remained bright and sunny throughout the whole service. As the funeral cortège entered Church Street from Lancaster Road the crowds applauded with unashamed pride for the man that they all loved and admired. […]

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Preston welcomes its new scout group ‘Preston Central’

The Salvation Army on Harrington Street can proudly announce it is the HQ of Preston’s latest scout group ‘Preston Central’. It all began with Captain Alex Cadogan, an Officer of the Preston Salvation Army, meeting with the Major of Preston and members of Preston district scouts on St George’s day parade in April 2013. Through a long period of discussion they agreed to set up […]

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