Since mid 2011, Preston City Council’s Community Engagement Dept. have been mapping information from neighbourhoods. We’ve been asking people to tell us what is important to them and their community, the responses have been interesting – from local facilities, places of worship and sites of natural beauty . . . to community groups, local activities and services; it is clear that Preston is a contrasting […]1 year ago by Matthew Stanton Share
If you watch Birmingham based sitcom Citzien Khan currently showing on BBC One and catch Alia, Mr Khan’s rebellious young daughter, you might ask where is her brummie accent? She sounds like a Preston lass. Well, Alia is played by beautiful Preston actress Bhavna Limbachia and you can see her each week playing Alia Khan on the hit BBC comedy. Alia is a character with […]1 year ago by Tony Worrall Share
On Monday evening of 7th October, there was an audience of nigh on two hundred people in attendance of the first meeting of the season of the Preston Historical Society meeting at St. John’s Minster on Church Street, Preston. Everyone was welcomed at the start of the evening’s proceedings by the vicar of Preston, Cannon Timothy Lipscombe who remarked on the wonderful turnout of members […]1 year ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? Want to promote your local business?
Sir Robert Charles Brown, M.A., M.B., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.S. was born in 1836, to Agnes and Robert Brown both being surgeons at that time. Sir Robert Charles’ father was an honorary physician to the dispensary in Preston, which was located at 96 Fishergate, between Lune Street and Fox Street, and was very instrumental in the promotion of the establishment of an Infirmary or hospital for the […]1 year ago by Gill Lawson Share
The artist Arthur Devis was born in Preston in 1712, the eldest son of Anthony Devis (carpenter and bookseller) also a town councillor and Ellen Rauthmell. He is best known nowadays for his ‘conversation pieces’ – portraits of local landed gentry and their families. His style has an unmistakably naïve quality and his figures are thought to be ‘doll-like’ in their appearance. This is probably […]1 year ago by Gill Lawson Share
Francis Thompson (named after Francis of Assisi) was born 18th December 1859 at No. 7 Winckley Street, Preston, to devout catholic parents. His father Charles was a homeopathic doctor and his mother a governess, who had failed in her attempt to become a nun. He only spent the fist four years of his life in Preston has the family moved to Manchester in 1864 after […]1 year ago by Gill Lawson Share