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What Victorian Benefactors Did For Preston

The industrial era is one easy to overlook in a provincial context in the face of what I and people of varying ages learnt in school. We are granted a rough idea about how life changed, but my education in the matter was confined to general developments leading up to the years when Victoria was on the throne. But what of the individuals who sought to change Preston for the better?

14 years ago
Old Pubs of Preston – Black Horse and The Academy

Some months ago a pledge to examine various pubs in Preston was made here. This article follows an introductory post which sums up the rich heritage behind Preston's drinking establishments. Modernity witnesses the country's pub numbers drop in the face of plummeting sales. This article examines two widely contrasting pubs in Preston's town centre.

14 years ago
The Birds on the Ribble Estuary

The Ribble estuary in October - A Great White Heron, three Shelducks, and further afield flocks of ducks. October is the month the Ribble estuary harbours influxes of migratory birds. This article examines Shelducks and Swans who inhabit river estuaries across the country alongside a huge variety of avians. Read on to discover why the Ribble's estuary and nature reserve is a great place worth visiting all year round.

14 years ago
Examining Preston’s Fossilised Past

Preston Docks circa 1905 It’s difficult even with help of study and older relatives to imagine the days when Britain was a leader in domestic manufacturing. Factories, mines, and shipping have largely been superseded […]

14 years ago
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