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

Ribble buses return to the city for one day only

Preston was transported back to a different age of bus travel on Saturday. Ribble Buses lined the Flag Market to mark the start of a new exhibition at the Harris. […]

4 hours ago
How Ingol’s social history is being explored

Ingol homes being built Pic: Norman Askew Those who live in Ingol, or have lived in the area, are being asked to share their memories. The part of Preston, which borders Cottam, Ashton-on-Ribble and Lea has a […]

1 week ago
Preston Market and car park demolition to be documented on video

The former Indoor Market building will be knocked down Pic: Adam Kean A Preston YouTube is setting out to document the demolition of the city’s Indoor Market and Market Hall car park. Adam Kean says he will be paying a visit each […]

1 week ago
Ribble buses to park up on the Flag Market as Harris exhibition launches

A Ribble bus pulls away Iconic red buses will be parked up in Preston once again. Founded in 1919 the Ribble buses became a mainstay of getting around in the city. Marking 100 years since […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Memories of St Joseph’s Social Club as new homes planned

St Joseph's Social Club in 1977 Pic: Dez Gunson More than 40 new affordable homes could be built on the former site of St Joseph’s Social Club. A planning application has been submitted for the 44 new energy efficient […]

2 weeks ago
Winckley Square guided walks back for 2019

Winckley Square Pic: Gareth Edwards Winckley Square guided heritage walks are back again for 2019. During January and February the walks will focus on the lives of some of the Georgian square’s former residents. The […]

3 weeks ago
Remembering when there was an Alpine-themed restaurant in Preston

Inside what was the Alpenhof restaurant in Cross Street Pic: Catrina King/Society1 Inside what was the Alpenhof restaurant in Cross Street Pic: Catrina King/Society1 Now a co-working space in the centre of Preston it used to have a very different use. These […]

4 weeks ago
New book tracks Preston from the swinging 1960s to early 1990s

Mum's and babies at Top Rank Mum’s and babies at Top Rank A Preston historian has pieced together a pictorial look at the city’s development from 1960s to the the early 1990s. Keith Johnson’s latest book […]

1 month ago
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