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Sydney Knowles in 2009

Notable people of Preston: Sydney Knowles BEM, a Preston born hero

Part two: Sidney in World War II and beyond   The day is September 3rd 1939, World War II has broken out and Sydney Knowles has turned eighteen years of age. Sydney chose this day to join the Royal Navy, not knowing what life had in store for him. He spent the first years aboard various ships on convoy duty and U-boat patrols. The first ship […]

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Space Centre - Reception

Preston’s Space Centre: a success story in the making

The Preston Space Multisensory Centre is the result of much planning and a great deal of hard work on behalf of the , staff and all who have been instrumental in creating this fabulous facility for people with special needs of any age range. Hilary Holden, the Fundraising Coordinator, said “Preston is very fortunate to have this magnificent multisensory centre which is the largest of […]

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How a 23-year-old is restoring a fishing boat which has rested in Preston Dock for 10 years

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 […]

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Preston graduate lands dream job running Pauline Quirke Academy

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 […]

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Seaman Sydney Knowles

Notable people of Preston: Sydney Knowles BEM, a Preston born hero

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 […]

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The owner of Made In Preston

How a former Preston glamour model is finding new business a perfect fit

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 […]

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