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This category relates to all things to do with history in Preston.

Preston memories of Alstom and GEC Traction

Colin Rogerson pictured right with the gearboxes he built, and his good friend Cliff Scott, who sadly passed away in 1996 The motor assembly team, circa 1999 Former employees at one of Preston’s biggest employers are mourning the loss of the company from the city. Alstom, maker of train parts, was […]

5 days ago
What Prestonians have been making of the Heritage Open Days

The recently revamped Winckley Square is described as 'possibly the finest Georgian Square in Lancashire' Pic: Tony Worrall Pics: Cheryl Disley Prestonians are enjoying the variety of activities on offer in the city through this year’s Heritage Open Days. Almost 30 activities took place over the first weekend […]

5 days ago
Retro exhibition explores Preston Polytechnic nostalgia

Some of these items may bring back memories from the last few decades Some of these items may bring back memories from the last few decades Memories of Preston Polytechnic are amongst items to be displayed in a new exhibition in the city. […]

3 weeks ago
Where you can explore with Heritage Open Days 2018 in Preston

The Old Post Office is becoming the Shankly Hotel, and you can go for a look round Pic: Tony Worrall The Old Post Office is becoming the Shankly Hotel, and you can go for a look round Pic: Tony Worrall Heritage Open Days return to Preston and there’s 28 different […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Tours of St Joseph’s Orphanage have been postponed

St Joseph's Orphanage stands empty in Mount Street Pic: Gill Lawson St Joseph’s Orphanage stands empty in Mount Street Pic: Gill Lawson Guided tours of St Joseph’s Orphanage have been postponed. It was originally planned that tours of the abandoned orphanage […]

1 month ago
South Ribble students journey to Belgium to honour war heroes

Poppy and cross memorial The students laid a wreath at the grave of Corporal John McNamara VC A group of South Ribble students have journeyed to Belgium’s battlefields to honour local World War I soldiers. […]

1 month ago
Have your say on Moor Park Conservation Area

A view across Moor Park Pic: Tony Worrall A view across Moor Park Pic: Tony Worrall A popular Preston park is being reassessed for its special historic interest of the area. Moor Park, which was labelled a conservation area […]

1 month ago
Fishergate’s iconic clock is now ticking again

Fishergate church clock after restoration (L-R) Nick White, CEO of Bistrot Pierre and Greg Dunnings, community hero cut the ribbon at Bistrot Pierre Preston A Preston hero who won gold at the Invictus Games has […]

1 month ago
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