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A tale of two cities – visitors from Kalisz celebrate 30 years of twinning

Visitors from Poland’s oldest city Kalisz have come to Preston to celebrate the 30th anniversary of being twinned with the city. Kalisz, which lies 146 miles west of Poland’s capital […]

1 week ago
Old Tram Bridge ‘worse than first thought’ but councillors vow to fix it

The Old Tram Bridge across the River Ribble is in much worse condition than first thought – but councillors have vowed to work together to find a way to reopen […]

2 weeks ago
BBC’s Bargain Hunt films at the Harris

The Bargain Hunt team filming at the Harris Pic: The Harris/Twitter The Harris has played host to the BBC’s hit daytime show Bargain Hunt. The show, which sees two teams of amateur collectors scouring antiques fairs for bargains, came to the […]

3 weeks ago
From the Preston Bank Company to HSBC – 175 years on Fishergate for city bank

The old Midland Bank building in Fishergate in the 1960s A city bank has marked 175 years in Preston. Known originally as the Preston Bank Company and standing at 40 Fishergate, HSBC has traced its history back. Now part of […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

3 weeks ago
Wedding bells at the Harris as Preston couple Rebecca and Jeremy become the first to tie the knot

It was wedding bells at the Harris Museum this weekend when a Preston couple became the first to tie the knot at the historic venue. Rebecca Scott and Jeremy Rowlands […]

1 month ago
Your memories of concerts at Preston Guild Hall

The Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Tony Worrall As the shutters come down on Preston Guild Hall and the Charter Theatre we’ve asked for your memories of shows there. Hundreds of you responded on Facebook as we posted […]

2 months ago
Preston’s military history explored in new book

Army on parade in Preston city centre From Fulwood Barracks, to Moor Park being an army training camp to the city’s Armed Forces Day each year the connection between Preaton and the military is a strong one. […]

3 months ago
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