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Dramatic new play to premiere on the site of Whittingham Asylum

Whittingham ballroom First World War soldiers in barracks Pic: Eric Northey A play about the drama of life in Whittingham Asylum during the First World War will premiere on the old asylum site. The […]

1 month ago
Exhibition to explore hidden histories of Whittingham Asylum

If only walls could speak. Inside the former Whittingham mental hospital. Pic: scrappynw Nurses in Ward 1. Left: S Best (standing) and M Martin. Right: G Heighton or M Dooley and Margaret Smith. Image courtesy of the Harris An exhibition will explore the […]

1 month ago
Goosnargh residents prepare to fight housing plans

An overhead view of the Bushell's Farm development An overhead view of the Bushell’s Farm development Hundreds of residents in two villages on the outskirts of Preston have vowed to derail potential housing developments. Proposals for hundreds of […]

3 months ago
Event to explore diet, mental health and Whittingham Asylum

Whittingham buildings now... Whittingham Asylum in years gone by Pic: George Speight An event is taking place in Preston to explore the relationship between diet, mental health and Whittingham Asylum in the 1920s. Organised by […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Explore the history of Whittingham Asylum through creative writing

Inside the old music hall in Whittingham Pic: scrappyNW Poet and writer Jhilmil Breckenridge, who is leading the creative writing workshops Pic: Jhilmil Breckenridge A series of free creative writing sessions will explore the history of a former mental […]

7 months ago
Event to allow you to explore Whittingham Asylum’s history

Inside the old music hall in Whittingham Pic: scrappyNW Inside the old music hall in Whittingham Pic: scrappyNW An event to explore and immerse yourself in the history of a former mental asylum is taking place in Preston. Whittingham […]

1 year ago
These kittens were saved from a burning barn near Preston

The three kittens were saved by firefighters Pic: Mark Woodward/Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service The three kittens were saved by firefighters Pic: Mark Woodward/Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service A barn fire for firefighters on the edge of Preston turned into a rescue mission during […]

2 years ago
Barn fire spreads to farm buildings near Preston

Cumeragh Lane has been closed to traffic Pic: Google Cumeragh Lane has been closed to traffic Pic: Google A major fire has seen eight fire crews called to a barn on the outskirts of Preston. Lancashire Fire and Rescue […]

2 years ago
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