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Whitsuntide in Preston and the tale of Paddy’s Rookery Riots

English Martyrs Church Whitsuntide procession in Garstang Road in 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive English Martyrs Church Whitsuntide procession in Garstang Road in 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive 2018 marks the centenary of the ending of World War One, it is also one hundred […]

7 months ago
How you can research your family history in Preston (and eat cake)

The Lancashire Archives, located on Bow Lane, will be holding a ‘Cafe Archive with Family History’ event on Friday 10 March. The event will give families the chance to explore […]

2 years ago
Lancashire Archives will open their doors to celebrate Heritage Open Days

Lancashire Archives, on Bow Lane, Preston, will celebrate an annual heritage event by opening its doors to the public and encouraging people to discover their local history on Saturday 10 […]

2 years ago
Free art display at Lancashire Archives

Some of the impressive artwork produced by Lancashire Adult Learning’s staff and students will be on display in Preston this month. County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Lancashire Archives has opening hours cut

Inside the Archives on Bow Lane Preston and Lancashire’s historic records will be available to the public for twelve and a half hours less each week. Lancashire Archives is to see its opening times slashed in […]

3 years ago
History of Horrockses Mill to be explored at Lancashire Archives

Horrockses Crewdson & Co. Ltd. Preston 1921 - Preston Digital Archive/BFI Want to know more about the history of Horrockses Mill in Preston? The centre of the cotton manufacturing industry in the UK the building, set up by John Horrocks in […]

3 years ago
Heritage Open Days, Saturday September 12

The restoration bill for St Walburge's runs into the hundreds of thousands of pounds Day three of Heritage Open Days weekend, exploring the hidden gems of Preston, is the busiest and liveliest yet, but where to start? We’ve hopefully made that decision a little […]

3 years ago
Demolition Street exhibition to be hosted at Lancashire Archives in Preston

William Titley, right, has documented the Colne demolition Artist William Titley brings an exhibition about the life of a street in Colne to the Lancashire Archives from Tuesday. Demolition Street explores the personal stories of Bright Street whose […]

4 years ago
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