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Farewell to the history man – a tribute to Paul Swarbrick

Paul Swarbrick, left, pictured at a recent Preston Historical Society event at Preston Minster with Pat Harrison and Stephen Sartin Paul Swarbrick, left, pictured at a recent Preston Historical Society event at Preston Minster with Pat Harrison and Stephen Sartin Below is a copy of our Blog Preston tribute to […]

11 months ago
Military veterans cafe in Ashton Park is defaced with graffiti

The wall of graffiti left in Ashton Park The wall of graffiti left in Ashton Park A community project which operates a garden and cafe for volunteers is facing a clean up bill after their building was vandalised. […]

1 year ago
Ashton Park’s football pavilion repainted by youngsters and military veterans

Teenagers spent Saturday morning giving a run down football pavilion in Preston a new coat of paint. Ashton Park’s pavilion has a new design with a First World War Remembrance […]

2 years ago
Preston’s Donna Rowe-Green up for national entrepreneur award

Donna needs your help to win the funding for Dig In North West One of the driving forces behind a garden for former military personnel is in the running for a national award. Donna Rowe-Green is on the shortlist for the Lloyds Bank […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Exploring Ashton Park’s walled garden built by armed forces veterans

Donna Rowe-Green who showed us round the project A little oasis of gardening and woodwork for armed forces veterans in Ashton opened its doors to the public on Saturday. Dig In North West runs the garden in Ashton […]

3 years ago
Showcase of veterans work on Ashton Park garden for charity third anniversary

A Preston charity is to celebrate its third birthday by lifting the lid on its work in Ashton Park. Dig In North West, which helps veterans from across the city, […]

3 years ago
Listen: How armed forces veterans in Preston are meeting for breakfast

From top left clockwise: Steve Hutchinson from the Veterans Council, Rob Wilson and Mayor of Preston cllr McManus, the veterans in the Bus Station cafe and a veteran tucks into his breakfast They’ve served our country from Iraq to Northern Ireland, but it was at Preston Bus Station’s cafe these veterans found their latest posting. Around 25 veterans from the Preston area shared a […]

3 years ago
The Big Lunch on Ashton Park becomes a great success story

Preston has just put on the biggest Big Lunch the city has ever seen.  In fact it was showcased amongst the top in the country. The community came together to […]

3 years ago
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