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This category is for nostalgic posts reminiscing about the past.

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

3 months ago
A short history of Tulketh Hall – in search of Preston’s long lost castle

A painting of the former Tulketh Hall Did you know that Preston once had a royal castle? That the same site was also the original location of that great medieval house of God – Furness Abbey? That […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Telling the stories of those remembered on Fulwood’s war memorial in Harris Park

The Fulwood war memorial is within the grounds of Harris Park One of Preston’s war memorials is able to be accessed this weekend. Tucked away in Harris Park, in the grounds of the former orphanage, is the Fulwood war memorial. As […]

4 months ago
Bring Preston’s past to life in glorious full colour with a new extensive photo archive

As Preston heads into another lockdown with the rest of England, a new online picture archive has been launched, allowing people to celebrate, share and remember what unites us. Take […]

4 months ago
The Hot Potato Tram is back open for business and will be during lockdown 2

The Hot Potato Tram has reopened. Pic: Tony Worrall Flickr The Hot Potato Tram reopened Monday 2 November at Preston’s Flag Market and will remain open during the second national lockdown. The famous tram sadly had to close due to […]

4 months ago
The Hot Potato tram is returning to Preston’s Flag Market

The Hot Potato Tram in action on the Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall The Hot Potato tram will be returning Monday 2 November at 11am. The tram sadly had to close due to former owner Keith Roberts passing away in September due to […]

4 months ago
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