Video of proud Preston features on BBC Breakfast

Posted on - 17th July, 2014 - 9:01pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Videos
Gilly from BBC Radio Lancashire appears in the video

Gilly from BBC Radio Lancashire appears in the video

A special video has been released following Preston being named as one of the proudest and happiest places in the UK.


Featuring some of the great and good of the city the 2 minute and 39 second clip shows off some of the sights of the city.

From Avenham Park in the sunshine to the Flag Market being cleaned up there’s plenty to make a Prestonian feel proud.

Watch the clip below or if you’re on our app click here to watch

Lots of Preston businesses, famous faces and dignatries – as well as those who work hard to keep the city going are featured in the clip.

The video was shown on the BBC Breakfast programme on Thursday morning.

John Boydell, Chair of Preston’s Business Improvement District (BID), the body behind the video’s production said: “BID works hard to promote the city centre following this announcement we felt we had to do something to add to this accolade.

“Preston, It Smiles Better is a film which clearly demonstrates why our city is great places to live, work, invest and visit. We are hoping that the population gets behind this initiative by sharing with our neighbours just why we smile better.”

In late May, Rightmove released its annual survey of 50,000 people which showed Preston was one of the happiest places to live in the UK.

The survey also found Prestonians took the most pride in the appearance of their homes compared to anywhere else.

Have you watched the clip? What did you think? Recognise anyone? Let us know in the comments below

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