Mystery over where blue plaque on former Broughton restaurant has gone

Posted on - 22nd July, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, History, Preston News
What was Touch of Spice being demolished Pic: This Is Broughton
What was Touch of Spice being demolished Pic: This Is Broughton

A blue plaque which used to be fixed to the wall of a Preston pub has gone missing.


The Touch of Spice Indian restaurant in Broughton is in the process of being demolished.

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As the process has taken place Broughton Parish Council have noticed the disappearance of the blue plaque.

The building was for many years The Golden Ball pub.

On the plaque it marks the founding of the Broughton Catholic Charitable Society at the site on May 6 1787.

The blue plaque which has gone missing
The blue plaque which has gone missing

Preston and South Ribble Civic Trust presented the blue plaque in 2005 which was sponsored by members of the Catholic Society.

Chairwoman of the Parish Council Pat Hastings said: “Earlier this years the developers of this site said they would look after it but before they could remove it was removed no doubt for safe keeping.

“It was definitely not removed by the developers, the Parish Council or the Broughton Catholic Charitable Society/Trust.

“These plaques cost a lot to replace.”

Read more: Fire crews tackled blaze at the Boars Head in Barton

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Broughton Parish Council via their website.

Read more: Permission refused to build retirement complex and shops on Touch of Spice

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