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What can be done about empty shops in Preston city centre?

The former BHS site is now boarded up Preston’s number of empty shops in its city centre is running higher than the national average. A new report commissioned by Preston City Council shows the impact out-of-town shopping centres […]

6 months ago
Remembering when Preston used to have its own bank

Henry Newsham Pedder picked up the balance sheet when Edward Pedder died, and found things did not add up Pic: Preston Digital Archive With news on Preston City Council considering funding a community bank we take a look back at when Preston had its own bank. Pedder’s was a household name in Georgian […]

7 months ago
Ten years of Blog Preston

A morning sky in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall Ten years. That’s been thousands of posts, hundreds of thousands of shares on social media and many phone calls and emails in the making. Blog Preston began as a bit […]

8 months ago
Tours of St Joseph’s Orphanage have been postponed

St Joseph's Orphanage stands empty in Mount Street Pic: Gill Lawson St Joseph’s Orphanage stands empty in Mount Street Pic: Gill Lawson Guided tours of St Joseph’s Orphanage have been postponed. It was originally planned that tours of the abandoned orphanage […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Pals to be remembered in service at Preston Railway Station

Amongst the hustle and bustle of the city’s railway station there will be a moment taken to mark the Preston Pals. The station was a key gateway for soldiers heading […]

1 year ago
Preston City Mission demolition plan with this building in its place

How the new City Mission building could look How the new City Mission building could look A landmark building on the corner of a busy Preston junction could soon be built – along with a new place of […]

2 years ago
Former warehouses to be knocked down for Preston flats plan

Church Row and how it could look if the flats are built Church Row and how it could look if the flats are built One of Preston’s grottiest streets in the city centre could be seeing major investment. Eastern Estates have tabled […]

2 years ago
Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines to tell her fascinating life story

The Preston Historical Society is delighted to announce that in September, they will be hosting a most fascinating talk which will be presented by Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines. This talk, with […]

2 years ago
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