Take a trip down Ribbleton’s memory lane this spring

Posted on - 11th February, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, History, Nostalgia, Preston News, Ribbleton
Ribbleton library Pic: Tony Worrall
Ribbleton library Pic: Tony Worrall

Do you live in Ribbleton or have a connection to the area?


A new exhibition at Ribbleton Library could be right up your street.

The Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library: Friends of Ribbleton Library are inviting people who live, or who have lived in the area to help develop an exhibition in the spring.

‘Memories of Ribbleton’ will give people a chance to share their stories and photographs of the streets, shops, schools, play areas – and the changes they have witnessed over the years.

A series of memory events will take place to allow people to visit the library and share stories and photographs of Ribbleton past and present.

Councillor Peter Kelly, Cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “It’s great that the Harris can work so closely with the communities of Preston to share stories of the area with current and future generations.

“Please come along and meet your community, bring old photos and share your memories of Ribbleton.”

Read more: Why there’s a 1960s living room recreated in The Harris

Steve Dolby, Chairman of Friends of Ribbleton Library, added: “We were thrilled to be approached by the Harris and asked if we were interested in collaborating with them on selecting material for the exhibition.

“This selection process has been most illuminating and the exhibition will represent Ribbleton’s past, present and future. It is hoped to create a permanent archive at Ribbleton library so that both present and future generations can research and enjoy it.” “

The next memory event will take place at Ribbleton Library, Ribbleton Hall Drive, on Wednesday 13 February 4 – 6pm.

Please bring along any old photographs!

The event is free and open to everyone. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

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