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1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 10

Image1 NEWSFLASH: 13 November 1715 – Fishergate escape route blocked. Jacobites in Preston town centre surrounded by Government troops. 10.00am – Lieutenant-General Carpenter arrives from Clitheroe with 2,500 men to join Wills. Carpenter […]

3 months ago
Opening date confirmed for Dice & Donuts in Preston

Opening date confirmed for Dice & Donuts Preston board game café Dice & Donuts now has an official opening date. Winners of a BID Preston competition for funding, the café sparked significant interest when we announced that […]

3 months ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 9

Feature Image NEWSFLASH: 12 November 1715 – Major-General Wills and his troops leave Wigan early in the morning and advance to Preston. His soldiers are the infantry regiment of Brigadier Preston, and the […]

3 months ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 8

Image1 NEWSFLASH: 11 November 1715 – Major-General Wills, the Government Army commander, leaves Manchester for Wigan. 7.00pm:  The Earl of Derwentwater is told that Major-General Wills is to march from Wigan to […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Homage paid to cast, crew and University of Central Lancashire, prior to premiere screening

Blackout Logo As official sponsors of the Blackout Film Project, the Blog Preston team have been shadowing the film crew and cast for almost twelve months and will continue to do so, right up to […]

3 months ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 7

Battle Map of Preston 1715 NEWSFLASH: 10 November 1715 – Jacobite horesmen are joined by foot soldiers today in Preston Jacobite foot soldiers arrive in Preston. James III is proclaimed king in the Market Place. Officers […]

3 months ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 6

Image1 NEWSFLASH: 9 November 1715 – Rebel foot soldiers stay in Garstang. Horse troops arrive in Preston in the evening.   Rev. Samuel Peploe, Vicar of Preston parish church, defiantly reads prayers for […]

3 months ago
Preston Santa Dash confirmed for St Catherine’s Hospice

Doctors and nurses at St Catherine's get ready for santa run Red suits and white beards will take over the grounds of a Preston hospice once more this December. The annual Santa Dash in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice is to […]

3 months ago
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