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Progress continues as St Joseph’s Orphanage is redeveloped

Pic: Simon Linford, Czero Developments Progress continues to be made as a Victorian orphanage in the heart of the city is being redeveloped. The former hospital, St Joseph’s Orphanage, is […]

5 days ago
Share your family’s Windrush story at a workshop in Preston

Windrush creative writing workshop Budding writers are being offered a chance to tell their family’s Windrush story at a free two part writing workshop in Preston. Marjorie Morgan will be […]

6 days ago
Why there’s a 1960s living room re-created in the Harris

Inside the 1960s-style front room Inside the 1960s-style front room Take a seat in the 1960s living room of an Afro-Caribbean family home in Preston and hear their stories. A new exhibition in the Harris […]

3 weeks ago
Harris Park orphanage site is up for sale

The former Harris Orphanage on the Harris Knowledge Park The former Harris Orphanage on the Harris Knowledge Park Pic: Tony Worrall A former Grade II listed orphanage and university site has been put on the market – with a […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement How you can be part of a heritage project celebrating health care in Lostock Hall

Dardsley House will be the new home of Lostock Hall Medical Centre Dardsley House will be the new home of Lostock Hall Medical Centre A new heritage project is appealing for people to share their memories of health care in Lostock Hall […]

4 weeks ago
Chance to look round revamped Fulwood care home

The care home is now known as Springfield Manor Gardens The care home is now known as Springfield Manor Gardens A restored care home is opening its doors for anyone who wants a look around. What was Little Sisters of […]

4 weeks ago
Exhibition to explore hidden histories of Whittingham Asylum

If only walls could speak. Inside the former Whittingham mental hospital. Pic: scrappynw Nurses in Ward 1. Left: S Best (standing) and M Martin. Right: G Heighton or M Dooley and Margaret Smith. Image courtesy of the Harris An exhibition will explore the […]

1 month ago
Extraordinary women to star in new Winckley Square heritage tours

Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall Winckley Square gardens Pic: Tony Worrall Winckley Square guided heritage walks are back for Autumn, and this time they will feature some of Preston’s most extraordinary women. Over the past […]

2 months ago
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