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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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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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Preston student Holly Sergeant bids to win MTV Unsigned Music competition

A Preston student is in the running for an unsigned act competition. Holly Sergeant, currently living in Warton and studying music at the University of Central Lancashire, is competing in the MTV Brand New Unsigned competition. Holly is one of hundreds of acts showing off their skills online in MTV’s annual search for the best new talent. Her cover version of Union J’s Beautiful Life […]

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Notable People Of Preston – Frances Lady Shelley 1787 to 1873

The Making Of A Society Lady Born Frances Winckley in 1787, into a large house on the south side of Fishergate, between Cannon Street and New Cock Yard, Preston, she was the only daughter and heiress of Thomas Winckley a direct descendent of the de Winkelmondeley, who in Saxon times settled between the Ribble and Calder. Thomas Winckley was a large property owner in Preston […]

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