New local history magazine brings Preston’s heritage to the masses

Posted on - 20th July, 2012 - 8:06am | Author - | Posted in - History, Preston News
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Front cover of the first edition of the Preston Magazine

A new magazine celebrating Preston’s history has been launched across the city.


The brainchild of Penwortham resident Heather Crook the 24-page mag has been distributed in various outlets.

Crook explains she started the magazine with her sister, Lorraine, last September but only distributed it in Penwortham.

She said: “I have always been interested in history, especially local.

“For years now I have saved information I have collected or researched. I am just fascinated by it, particularly the nineteenth century.

“I love to browse the old newspapers and find choice articles. In the end I wanted to share it with other people, who would enjoy it as much as I do.”

The magazine is supported by adverts from local businesses, and Crook says it’s not about the money.

“We cover the cost of printing it, but it’s more important to make people aware of their local history and heritage.”

One of the columnists signed up is Blog Preston’s Paul Swarbrick who writes the Preston Past feature on the site.

Look below at the first issue of the magazine

First edition – Preston History Magazine

What do you think of the magazine? Are you interested in local history? Let us know your views in the comments below

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