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Civil War part one: Preston falls to Parliamentary forces in 1643

English Civil War by Chris Collingwood. The painting is not of Preston but gives an idea of the style of dress and the look of the Ribble bridge Brother fights brother as war erupts in Lancashire. Preston was often the centre of battles due to its strategic position on the North-South road to Scotland. Furthermore, early on during […]

7 days ago
Revised planning application submitted for Harris Park housing development in Fulwood

The former orphanage buildings are now in private ownership Pic: Tony Worrall Plans for Harris Park housing development have been revised after a Fulwood group attempted to stop the building on the grounds of a former orphanage. The plans have been resubmitted […]

8 months ago
Victorian Society opposes demolition of St Joseph’s Orphanage

St Joseph's Orphanage, Preston is set for demolition. The Victorian Society has said the planned demolition of Grade II listed St Joseph’s Orphanage would be a tragedy for Preston’s heritage. The proposals for the site include the demolition […]

2 years ago
Preston Bus Station nostalgia needed for new exhibition

Inside Preston Bus Station Pic: Tony Worrall Preston Bus Station’s history is being explored in a new exhibition. The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is due to mark 50 years of one of the city’s most iconic […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Project to teach children to ā€˜live and let liveā€™ is coming to Preston

Heartstone Project A project aimed at educating youngsters about prejudice, intolerance and hate crime is coming to Preston. Non-profit organisation Heartstone will implement their Heartstone Odyssey project across the city. Heartstone aims […]

2 years ago
Winckley Square history book is raising funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

Winckley Square Pic: @chrisdarley A local history book which brings together all the research undertaken as part of the transformation of Preston’s Winckley Square Gardens has raised an amazing Ā£3,200 for St Catherine’s Hospice. […]

2 years ago
How Ingol’s social history is being explored

Ingol homes being built Pic: Norman Askew Those who live in Ingol, or have lived in the area, are being asked to share their memories. The part of Preston, which borders Cottam, Ashton-on-Ribble and Lea has a […]

3 years ago
UCLan founder’s descendant graduates from Preston’s university

Roger at his graduation, holding a painting of ancestor Joseph Livesey Roger at his graduation, holding a painting of ancestor Joseph Livesey A Chorley man hasĀ graduated fromĀ the University of Central LancashireĀ 190 years after his great-great-great grandfather helped establish the institution. Roger […]

3 years ago
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