Fishergate Bollard and friends now have their own mug

Posted on - 1st July, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The inanimate objects mug on the right
The inanimate objects mug on the right

A Bamber Bridge firm says it ‘may need a second print run’ due to the success of its Preston-themed mugs.


Preston Inanimate Object takes the tweeting adventures of the likes of the Fishergate Bollard, Penwortham pylon and the red phone boxes and plasters them onto a cup.

It’s all to raise money for charity and the mugs – priced £3 each (or two for a fiver) – are hoped to raise hundreds of pounds for Galloways Society for the Blind and the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

They mark the ‘magnificent seven’ Twitter accounts of @Prestonphonebox, @Fishergatebllrd, @Lostock_Henge, @PylonPenwortham, @PR1Thermometer, @LeylandTank and @Swingbridge 2 who all offer their pithy insights into life in the city.

Read more: Fishergate Bollard isn’t even there and drivers crash into the structure

Gilly enjoying his inanimate brew
Gilly enjoying his inanimate brew

Put together by BusinessGiftUK the mugs have also made an appearance on the radio with BBC Lancashire’s John Gillmore enjoying a brew in one on his show.

You can follow their adventures and the progress of the mugs via #prestoninanimateobjections

To buy one of the mugs then you can visit Preston Market or call BusinessGiftUK on 01772429111.

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