This category is for nostalgic posts reminiscing about the past.

Preston in the early 1970s, apples at 10p per pound, hats and cigarettes

Preston Market in 1972 Pic: Richard Jackson Preston in the early 1970s was still in the thrall of redevelopment with large swathes of the town looking like bomb sites. The lead image shows the thriving market. Notable […]

2 weeks ago
Preston in 1965, the beginnings of the modern world?

Two children survey the still working Docks in 1965 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Preston in 1965 was a strange mixture of ancient and modern; steam trains still plied through the station, while the UK’s first KFC was opened. The locomotive above is a […]

1 month ago
Preston’s week in the BBC Breakfast spotlight with Dan Snow and railway chaos

Dan Snow was on BBC Breakfast and gave insight into Preston's important role down the centuries Pic: BBC Breakfast Preston has been experiencing its place in the BBC Breakfast spotlight this week. The city first appeared after being the subject of hundreds of people becoming stuck at Preston Station […]

2 months ago
History of pubs in and around Leyland explored in new book

The Market Ale House in Leyland will host the launch of the book Pic: Market Ale House A new book exploring the history of the pubs in and around Leyland is being released. David W Bretherton has spent 12-months researching the Leyland Hundred edition of Discovering Lancashire […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Heritage Open Days in Preston 2023: What’s happening and when

The Old Tram Bridge spans the River Ribble at Avenham Park Pic: Stephen Melling The history and heritage of Preston is being explored this September as Heritage Open Days return. From exploring the city’s suburbs to going behind the scenes at the waste-collection service […]

4 months ago
Lancashire Women’s lives from 1950s-1980s explored at Preston exhibition

An open room including exhibits of photographs How much changed for women in Lancashire between 1950-1980 in a post-war Britain where women led the charge to create a new society? The new exhibition at Lancashire Archives examines […]

4 months ago
John Fishwick & Sons green buses returning for one day only

The green Fishwick buses, a previous regular on the city's streets Pic: Michael Porter The distinctive green buses of John Fishwick & Sons are set to return to Preston’s roads for one day only. Buses from the Fishwick and Ribble fleets will run between […]

4 months ago
Preston’s university re-united alumni for special event

Hundreds of former students at the University of Central Lancashire returned to the city for a trip down memory lane. Held on the University’s new central square the event saw […]

4 months ago
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