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Fred Sandiford fought in the First World War

Preston Remembers: Prestonians urged to come forward with First World War family memories

Prestonians are being asked to help find memories of the First World War. The Preston Remembers project is looking for any stories about your Preston relatives to be part of a roadshow throughout November. People can bring along photographs, medals, letters or other artifacts relating to the First World War. Eileen Barker, whose paternal grandfather Fred Sandiford is pictured at the top of this post, […]

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The Ugly Girl: A Musical Tragedy in Burlesque at The New Continental on November 20

They Eat Culture will be teaming up with the Disability Arts Touring Network to bring a unique theatre experience to The New Continental on November 20. The Ugly Girl: A Musical Tragedy in Burlesque, by Terry Galloway, comes to the arts venue featuring an international cast of disabled actresses that will include Liz Carr and Julie McNamara. The psychotic surreal musical is played out by […]

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Acclaimed authors to bring Christmas Ghost Stories to the Harris Museum

The Harris Museum will host an official performance of Poor Souls’ Light on Wednesday, December 10. Poor Souls’ Light is a limited edition anthology of winter-themed ghost stories set to be released also in December. The live readings will be designed to unsettle and unnerve and be carried out by a host of esteemed writers. The event will be held at 7pm in the atmospheric […]

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Penwortham fireworks 2014 in pictures: Dazzling display for all the community

Hundreds of Prestonians turned out in the south of the city to watch the annual Penwortham fireworks extravaganza. Tony Worrall was there among the crowds to snap the fireworks exploding across the night’s sky. A crisp and chilly night was lit up as the rockets shot up from Pear Tree Park. Have you got any pictures from a fireworks display? Add them in the comments […]

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In pictures: Stunning fireworks at Preston Grasshoppers 2014

The night’s sky across Preston was lit up once against with firework displays from every corner of the city. Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club hosts one of the largest displays and Paul Melling was nearby to snap the fireworks. The dazzling display also treated drivers on the M6 to superb views as they raced by the North of the city. Thousands of people have enjoyed displays […]

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Another bunch of Halloween revellers amazed by the PrestFest fairy paying for their taxi

PrestFest gets off to an amazing start on Halloween night

PrestFest kicked off the Halloween celebrations with an angel of mercy on Friday evening with the PrestFest fairy paying for the taxi fares of people arriving in the city for the celebrations. Ian Macmillan of BID Preston said “the PrestFest fairy is catching people as they arrive in a taxi and excitedly telling them that she will pay for their taxi ride. People are being […]

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