Preston Now and Then exhibition moves into Avenham Park Pavillion

Posted on - 7th August, 2012 - 9:03am | Author - | Posted in - History, Photos, Preston News, What's On in Preston
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A shot of Preston Station from 1967 shown alongside the modern day scene

A photography exhibition showing how areas of Preston have changed over the decades is moving to a new venue.


The Preston Now and Then show, put together by local photographer Bernie Blackburn, will take up residence in the Avenham Park Pavillion today.

Bernie’s work shows archive photos cut together with photos of the same spot in the modern day to give an idea of how much the city has, or hasn’t in some cases, changed.

Up until now the exhibition, which is partly sponsored by Blog Preston, has been housed in St George’s Shopping Centre and drawn positive comments from visitors.

Over 300 comments have been left, a few of which we have featured below.

Bernie is also offering two images to give away in a prize draw. None of the photos in the exhibition are on sale.

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One of the many images in the collection showing the same spot in Preston now and how it used to look

To be in with a chance of winning one of the images, just visit the exhibition and leave a comment.

Here’s some of the comments so far:

“Fantastic……….Just a little bit different and soooo interesting.”
N&D Pulten

“Best exhibition I have seen for ages. Thanks.”
J. T. Hull

“Brilliant! Whole family enjoyed it 6 yrs – 60 yrs!!”
Susan Alford

“Well done! Brought back old memories to a 79 yr old.”
Arthur Mellor

“In a word EXCELLENT! The concept and execution are first class.”
Harry Walmsley

“Absolutely fascinating!”
Karen Edmondson

Sandra Hall
“Love your work! Very interesting and very well done!”
Natalie Case

“As a Prestonian, I found the exhibition gave me a fascinating glimpse into the past of my home town.”
Revd. David Noblet

“Very fascinating, inspired me to take some photos of my own.”
Andrew Hamer

Have you visited the exhibition? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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