Archive videos show St George’s Shopping Centre in 1960s and 1980s

Posted on - 12th May, 2012 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - History, Videos
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Roy Castle lead the fun on the re-opening of the shopping centre in the 1980s

It’s one of Preston’s main shopping destination and now its history is being opened up online.


St George’s Shopping Centre has 13 million trips made to it every year and now a YouTube channel dedicated to its past has been launched.

The YouTube playlist has six videos dating back to the 1960s, and include the re-opening of St George’s in 1982.

The re-opening after a major refurbishment saw Roy Castle entertain shoppers and the then Mayor of Preston Dorothy Scocroft lead the celebrations.

Two other videos show the centre at Christmas 1984 and another video goes back to the 1960s when the centre was first built.

What memories do you have of the shopping centre? Let us know in the comments below

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