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Fulwood veteran gets surprise visit from the Prime Minister on the 75th anniversary of VE Day

A centenarian from Fulwood had a surprise visit from Boris Johnson on VE Day. Speaking on a live video link, the prime minister thanked Ernie Horsfall, 102, for his efforts […]

3 weeks ago
The new High Sheriff of Lancashire has been sworn in – by Zoom!

The new High Sheriff of Lancashire has made history in becoming the first to be sworn in to the role by video conferencing. Mrs Catherine Penny was sworn in to […]

1 month ago
The 150-year-old Friargate bookshop trying to keep the pages turning through the coronavirus pandemic

Mike Halewood Preston booksellers Halewood and Sons are – like most businesses – currently in coronavirus lockdown. Despite the shop being closed to browsers they are delivering online and phone orders. Halewood […]

2 months ago
Discover your family history with these Lancashire Archives activities

Lancashire Record Office Lancashire Archives in Preston is putting on regular activities throughout 2020, to help local people discover their inner historian. This year marks the 80th anniversary of Lancashire Archives, which is based […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement UCLan to welcome Britain’s leading black women artists

Lubaina-Himid This week will see some of Britain’s leading black women artists come together for an exciting event at UCLan.   Creative Conversations: Black Women Artists Making and Doing is an event that will […]

5 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 […]

6 months ago
Preparing for a paranormal investigation with a quick guide to Preston’s ghosts

The Miley Tunnel Pic: David Wright-Kahn It seems that like me, many Prestononians love a good horror film, a paranormal investigation on TV or a walk around a spooky old building. It’s fun when it’s just […]

7 months ago
Meet the Preston group who have been celebrating the natural world since 1876

The Society on a summer outing In 1876, during the age of Queen Victoria, The Preston Scientific Society was founded. It was a time of scientific and technological awakening, and against this background the Society flourished, spawning […]

7 months ago
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