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The dark goings on at 3 Fox Street in Preston as it stands abandoned

Road closure in St Wilfrids Street Pic: Preston City Council The unsafe building at 3 Fox Street allegedly has a seriously spooky history – one which you wouldn’t expect. A temporary road closure is in place in Preston city centre due to […]

1 month ago
Preston and Lancashire pay tribute to Prince Philip following his death

Tributes have been pouring in from across Lancashire for Prince Philip following his death today at 99 years old. Preston City Council have announced that the Union flags will be […]

1 month ago
Medals of a Preston-born war hero James Towers set to fetch up to £180,000 at auction

The outstanding Great War 1918 ‘Final Advance to Victory’ V.C. group of five medals awarded to 21-year-old Preston-born, Private James Towers, 2nd Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) will go up for auction […]

2 months ago
Gritty memories of growing up in Preston penned by local poet

Darren Hobson Preston-born poet Darren Hobson has published new work that shares his memories of growing up in and around the town during the 1970s and beyond. Locations in Avenham, Penwortham and […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Winckley Square lit up by new lampposts

Removal of old lamppost. Pic: Pat Harrison Contractors have replaced temporary lampposts in Winckley Square this week. Modern temporary lamps were placed there after old heritage lampposts were removed after failing safety checks in September 2019. This […]

4 months ago
Pictures show inside St Joseph’s Orphanage with urban explorer Lost Places & Forgotten Faces

St Joseph’s Orphanage opened in Preston in 1872 on the site of a former almshouse. Its construction was funded by a £10,000 donation from a wealthy widow named Maria Holland. […]

4 months ago
New videos explore the history of former Tulketh Hall site in Ashton-on-Ribble

A painting of the former Tulketh Hall Passionate campaigners are determined not to see the demise of much-loved former Star Youth Centre, Ashton, which had been put up for sale by Lancashire County Council. The group Friends of Tulketh […]

4 months ago
Updated plans for 139 houses on former Ribbleton Hospital site

Demolition work at the Ribbleton Hospital site Pic: Anthony Douglas John McAiney A planning application has been submitted seeking approval for 139 new dwellings in Ribbleton. The former hospital site plans are looking for access from Miller Road and Sandycroft. The access […]

4 months ago
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