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Iconic Fishergate clock to tick again when French restaurant opens

Fishergate Baptist Church clock has not ticked for a long time Pic: George D Thompson Fishergate Baptist Church clock has not ticked for a long time Pic: George D Thompson Time is to start ticking once again on one of the city’s most iconic clocks. […]

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1960’s buses help mark Preston Bus Station’s grand reopening

1960’s buses mark Preston Bus Station reopening Following a £19m redevelopment project, Preston Bus Station has officially reopened. To mark the momentous occasion, three vintage 1960’s buses visited the Grade […]

4 days ago
St Joseph’s Orphanage redevelopment is announced

St Joseph’s Orphanage A Victorian orphanage in the heart of the city centre is finally set to be redeveloped. St Joseph’s Orphanage has been the target of numerous illegal break-ins […]

4 days ago
Preston Pals to be remembered in service at Preston Railway Station

Amongst the hustle and bustle of the city’s railway station there will be a moment taken to mark the Preston Pals. The station was a key gateway for soldiers heading […]

6 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Missing Joseph Livesey plaque turns up on auction site in Netherlands

The Joseph Livesey plaque was listed as 'unknown gentleman' Pic: CataWiki The Joseph Livesey plaque was listed as ‘unknown gentleman’ Pic: CataWiki Mystery surrounds how a portrait of one of Preston’s most famous sons ended up being auctioned by someone in […]

4 weeks ago
Whitsuntide in Preston and the tale of Paddy’s Rookery Riots

English Martyrs Church Whitsuntide procession in Garstang Road in 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive English Martyrs Church Whitsuntide procession in Garstang Road in 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive 2018 marks the centenary of the ending of World War One, it is also one hundred […]

1 month ago
Avenham and Miller Parks military link to be marked

A view over Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall A view over Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall Avenham and Miller Park’s roles in the First World War are to be marked. Preston City Council is putting forward the parks […]

1 month ago
Explore Preston’s history with a new kind of A to Z

Frames parade at the Guild in 1952 Frames parade at the Guild in 1952 From cotton barons to clocks there’s all kinds of Preston history in a new book about the city. Preston A-Z is not the […]

2 months ago
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