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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A big thumbs up for two Preston based Facebook social groups

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 […]

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In pictures: Fantastic success at St. Catherine’s Hospice Christmas Festival

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 […]

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Chillin’ with Gilly: BBC Radio Lancashire presenter John Gillmore reflects on Preston broadcasting

John has been destined to be a Radio Broadcaster ever since he was 11 years old, he’s interviewed everyone from Michael Caine to the devoted listeners of his shows. This time, John is taken under the spot light and speaks about his favourite city. So John, you’ve been a presenter for BBC Radio Lancashire since 2005, along with many places such as The Bay in Lancaster […]

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You know you're from Preston when....

People, near and far, using Facebook to exchange their past experiences in Preston

Having a thirst for all things Preston I stumbled upon a Facebook group which has the very unusual title of ‘You know you’re from Preston when….’. Having joined the group, I was soon to find that several hours had passed by and I was still reading the posts of other members with great interest. The fundamental idea of the group is for members, which are […]

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