The mystery of Avenham and Miller Park’s boulders

Posted on - 6th September, 2013 - 11:20am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Nostalgia
A boulder in Miller Park

A boulder in Miller Park

The mystery of Preston’s boulder stones is being investigated.


Local history magazine The Preston Magazine has launched an appeal to find out about the stones in Avenham and Miller Park.

Just as you go under North Union bridge there are some giant stones to the side.

They have found a poem which mentions the boulders from the Preston Chronicle in 1880.

It was believed to have been moved to the park from near the Wheat Sheaf Inn, Water Lane, in 1876.

If you know more about it leave a comment below or email your photos of the boulder stones to

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