Books For Free, the community reuse event in Preston is going from strength to strength. The latest count of books saved, proudly displayed in the shop window, has topped over 30,000. Located in the Fishergate Shopping Centre, they aim to give books a second life and save them going to landfill. It has restored life to the old TJ Hughes store on the ground floor […]5 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
There aren’t many names that put Preston on the map globally. The most famous example is Sir Tom Finney, while others such as Andrew Flintoff and Phil Jones have pitched in and done their bit over the years. Not so long ago, that changed. WWE Superstar Wade Barrett’s hometown was correctly changed from Manchester to Preston on his ring entrance. All of a sudden, Preston […]5 months ago by Luke Beardsworth Share
The classic chant of “PNE, PNE, PNE” echoed around the New Orleans Arena on Monday night. The Preston North End FC chant has been heard at stadiums all around the UK, but this is likely its first airing in USA. Wade Barrett, the Prestonian WWE star, was making his first in-ring appearance in months and acknowledged the chants with a huge smile. The ‘PNE’ chants can […]6 months ago by Luke Beardsworth Share Want to promote your local business?
Very welcome, warm sunny weather brightened up the city recently. Early signs of Spring. Welcome blue skies brought colour to Preston. Many took the opportunity to take pleasant strolls around Avenham and Miller Parks. Some were even picnicking on the grass, bathing in the unseasonable sunshine. The Sun also brought out the flowers. Hosts of golden daffodil’s glowing brightly against the green and blue. Here […]6 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
Photos of things and places lost and forgotten in Preston. Another in our series of both recently lost buildings or places in the city of Preston as well as tantalising reminders of things long forgotten. It is surprising what we have lost. It is also interesting to discover that in some places we still have lingering hints of what went before. That leads us to […]7 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
A major building society relocates its branch on a major shopping street in Preston. The Nationwide branch at 41 Fishergate is currently under construction, having moved from their base at 91 Fishergate. River Island vacated the site to move into a larger unit at St George’s Shopping Centre. A Nationwide spokeswoman commented: “We will open for business in the Spring. “Our investment in this new […]7 months ago by Tony Worrall Share