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Preston’s Bistro French comes back for one night only

Bistro French, a famous restaurant in Preston is returning for one night with the food and entertainment the restaurant was known for. The event on Friday 22nd July will be […]

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Historic Preston pub given protection

Real fires and cosy rooms at The Black Horse. Pic Lisa Brown A Preston pub has been upgraded to a grade II* building as part of a project to help save rare historic pub interiors. The Black Horse in Friargate, is amongst […]

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Preston on the eve of the Industrial Revolution, 1774

Penwortham Bridge by Edwin Beattie Pic: Preston Digital Archive Preston was founded as a market town and was still largely agricultural, on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution. The American War of Independence was coming to a close and […]

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Bretherton’s historic Bank Hall in object call

Bank Hall, Bretherton, 400 year old Lancashire House People are urged to share any objects they have which relate to the life and workings of a 400-year-old Lancashire house. Bank Hall in Bretherton – one of the most beautiful […]

7 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Friends of Winckley Square host ‘1950s An Age of Optimism’ exhibition

A Preston group have invited residents to a new exhibition focusing on life in the 1950s. Friends of Winckley Square’s ‘1950s An Age of Optimism Exhibition’ urges locals to walk […]

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Leyland community group to mark Windrush Day with local diversity event

South Ribble Council will this June mark Windrush Day by raising a flag outside their offices, with a Leyland community group holding a diversity event three days later. On 22 […]

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Upstairs, Downstairs the tale of two Victorian women in Preston

G Whittaker & Preston Digital Archive Working class biographies from the Victorian era are rare, one such has been written by PeterĀ Moulding. This allows us to contrast the lives of two very different women, living in […]

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The Harris to receive Ā£750k funding as project reaches ‘key milestone’

The Harris in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Councillors will meet to discuss the release of Ā£750,000 to The Re-Imagining the HarrisĀ project. The redevelopment of The Harris in Preston will take a significant step forward this week, with […]

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