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Photography exhibition celebrates Preston’s vanishing places and spaces

John Robertson with his work on display at The Larder Pic: Lisa Brown A new exhibition of artwork with Preston as its focus has gone on display in the windows of The Larder Café in the city centre. ‘Marginal Images’ is the culmination […]

2 weeks ago
Preston Heritage Open Days launch virtual activities throughout September

This year Preston Heritage Open Days (HOD) is going online as well as onsite as part of the free annual national festival celebrating local historic buildings and heritage. From Friday […]

2 weeks ago
Share your life in Preston lockdown to create lasting memory for future generations

Person wearing a mask in Preston Pic: Garry Cook Preston residents are being asked to share their experiences of life in lockdown so that future generations can understand the personal impact of Covid-19. Lancashire County Council’s Archives Services, based […]

3 weeks ago
I grew up in Byrons – Saturday night memories of the Preston nightclub 30 years on

Byrons cassette tapes recording from the night Thirty years ago this month a Saturday night started at a little club across from Preston Bus Station. It was once the Piper and went on to become Barristers, but […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston businessman invites ideas to bring Craggs Mill into use by the community

Craggs mill. Pic: Tony Worrall A businessman is asking the people of Preston to come forward with their ideas for the development of Craggs Mill. Richard Porter, founder of Hashtag Quiz, bought the mill in […]

4 weeks ago
Preston Town Hall raises flags for South Asian Heritage Month

India and Pakistan flags above Town Hall Flags were raised alongside the Union flag at the front of Preston’s Town Hall over the weekend of 14-16 August to celebrate South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM). Read more: ‘I’m doing […]

1 month ago
Preston Town Hall raises the Windrush flag to show solidarity

windrush flag raising ceremony at preston town hall A flag to celebrate the wide-ranging contributions of the Windrush community to the city has been raised above Preston Town Hall during Monday (June 22) to mark Windrush Day. The […]

3 months ago
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 […]

5 months ago
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