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Preston unemployed football team in latest issue of the Preston Magazine

Posted on - 3rd November, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Nostalgia
A cutting from the Lancashire Daily Post of the football team

A cutting from the Lancashire Daily Post of the football team

Exploring how Preston had the country’s first football team for the unemployed in the latest issue of the Preston Magazine.

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A monthly look back at the heritage and history of the city it is a superb collection of memories and archive articles.

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Set up by Penwortham resident Heather Crook the story of the Football Club for the Workless is another example of how Preston led the rest of the country.

Also in this issue is the memory of Walter Rocky Tompson who died aged 97 in September after a lifetime working on Preston’s railways.

There’s also memories of when Preston got a milk bar in Church Street.

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As well as a look at why many of Preston streets are named after writers – including Francis Thompson who was Preston’s own famous poet.

You can read the latest issue below or follow the link to the magazine.

The Preston Magazine – Issue 26

Have you read this issue? What did you think? Any memories? Let us know in the comments below

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