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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 […]

4 weeks ago
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 […]

1 month 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. […]

1 month 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 […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

1 month ago
Victorian Society slams ‘damaging’ plans to change the Harris

Architectural model of the proposed changes to the Harris Pic: Buttress Architects Ltd The Victorian Society is calling for Preston City Council to refuse plans to alter the Harris, which it says is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in […]

2 months ago
Delve deep into Preston’s chilling past and discover the ‘Murders and Misdemeanours’ of years gone by

Prestonian author Keith Johnson has released a new book titled ‘Preston Murders and Misdemeanours.’ It is over 30 years since he wrote his first book ‘Chilling True Tales of Old […]

2 months ago
Beech’s Fine Chocolates celebrate centenary year in the same factory where it all began

Founded in 1920, Beech’s Fine Chocolates is celebrating their centenary year in the same factory on Fletcher Road in the heart of Preston. Now under the control of the Whiting […]

2 months ago
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