Public invited to see and discuss new £1million vision for Winckley Square Gardens

The partnership behind a £1 million bid to renovate Preston’s historic Winckley Square Gardens is inviting people to have a say on its final designs before they are submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund at the end of February. A public event will be held on Friday, February 20th, from 10am until 4pm, at Preston’s Flag Market, in front of the Harris Museum. Experts from […]

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Lest we forget

First World War Soldiers Remembered at St Mary’s Church, Penwortham

Heather Crook, Editor of The Preston Magazine, would like the people of Preston, and in particular the Penwortham area, to know of a quest to find information of the men who are named on Penwortham War Memorial or St Mary’s Church. To enable everyone to understand a little more of what it is all about Heather sent us the following narrative. On Sunday 15 February, at […]

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When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish, by Dominic Berry (pictured)

The Continental to host Half Term family show

They Eat Culture will host the latest edition to the programme at The Continental with, “When Trolls Try To Eat Your Goldfish” this Thursday. The quirky-titled family comedy show will see a mix of performance and music and is one of a year-long programme to be hosted by They Eat Culture, a non-profit production group. “When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish” is the story of […]

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Sir Tom Finney Splash Feature Image

Sir Tom Finney Remembered by historian and author, David John Hindle MA

  Local historian and author David John Hindle MA, was, for most of the life of Sir Tom Finney, a great admirer of the man they call ‘Preston’s own son’. David wanted to commemorate the life of Sir Tom by telling us of a few things about the great man and to include some amusing anecdotes and occurrences over many years. The following passage contains some of David’s most […]

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Jordan celebrating after completing last years challenge.

Preston Local to Cycle 1000 Miles for Charity in 2015

After raising over £10’000 for charity last year, a Preston local has launched another campaign to raise even more money in 2015. In 2014, Jordan Dashti and his co-workers at the Preston head office of jewelers Peter Jackson, were set a challenge by their managing director. Peter Jackson asked five stores and head office to take £500 and turn it into as much money as […]

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Howard Hamersley 1938 - 2015

Howard Hammersley ‘Mr Dalesrail’ Dies

One of Lancashire’s leading ramblers, local historian, conservation activist and the father of the Dalesrail train excursions died Monday 19th January after a short stay in hospital. Howard Hammersley and his team introduced thousands of walkers from Preston and Lancashire to the pleasures of riding the scenic Settle and Carlisle railway and exploring the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian countryside. Howard’s meticulous planning and monitoring of the […]

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