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Preparing for a paranormal investigation with a quick guide to Preston’s ghosts

The Miley Tunnel Pic: David Wright-Kahn It seems that like me, many Prestononians love a good horror film, a paranormal investigation on TV or a walk around a spooky old building. It’s fun when it’s just […]

3 weeks ago
Meet the Preston group who have been celebrating the natural world since 1876

The Society on a summer outing In 1876, during the age of Queen Victoria, The Preston Scientific Society was founded. It was a time of scientific and technological awakening, and against this background the Society flourished, spawning […]

3 weeks ago
Decaying Harris Institute remains on ‘at risk’ register

The Harris Institute in Avenham Pic: Tony Worrall A Victorian building which was one of the initial teaching places for what is now the city’s university is continuing to see a slow decay. Historic England has kept the […]

1 month ago
Meet Jane, Henrietta, Louisa, Alice, Alice and Dorothy – the trailblazing women who had a special impact on Preston

An upcoming Preston Arts Festival event will explore the impact of six women on Preston.  Friend of Winckley Square Susan Douglass will deliver her talk – The Lot of a Woman in a Man’s World – […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston’s industrial past unearthed by archaeology students

Students busy at dig site on Brook Street Pic: David Toase A new archaeological dig site is allowing UCLan students to unearth Preston’s industrial past. The site, at the junction of Fylde Road and Brook Street, will provide training in all […]

2 months ago
Lost Doctor Who episode recreated at UCLan will be aired next week

No hiding behind the sofa! A previously unseen episode of Doctor Who which has been faithfully recreated by UCLan students, graduates and staff will be aired on BBC next week. […]

2 months ago
Help identify these Preston locations shown in photos from the early 1900s

Scanned copies of photographs of Preston from the early 1900s In 1997, a book collector from Leicestershire walked into a London bookshop and bought two albums full of photographs of the Preston area. Twenty-two years later and the book collector, […]

2 months ago
Apartment plans for St Joseph’s Orphanage unveiled

The future of St Joseph’s Orphanage has finally been revealed after more than a decade of uncertainty. Plans have been submitted to Preston City Council for a scheme of homes […]

2 months ago
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