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This category is for nostalgic posts reminiscing about the past.

The 150-year-old Friargate bookshop trying to keep the pages turning through the coronavirus pandemic

Mike Halewood Preston booksellers Halewood and Sons are – like most businesses – currently in coronavirus lockdown. Despite the shop being closed to browsers they are delivering online and phone orders. Halewood […]

3 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. […]

9 months ago
The Preston restaurants you wish still existed

Before there was Nando’s, there was this lot… Winston’s Don’t mention the war!!! Actually, do if there’s pizza involved. A WW2 themed pizza joint might seem like an unlikely fusion, […]

11 months ago
Pictures of when classic buses parked up in Preston’s Flag Market

Vintage buses pulled up to stop at the Flag Market during Saturday. Part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Preston Bus Station being built the city council put […]

12 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Watch as The Flying Scotsman powers out of Preston Station

The Flying Scotsman comes steaming by Pic: Simon Gooch Crowds have been gathering at Preston Railway Station throughout Saturday to catch a glimpse of the Flying Scotsman. Simon Gooch was one of those who got up close and personal […]

12 months ago
The Flying Scotsman pulls into Preston Station

The Flying Scotsman standing at Preston Station Pic: Disability Equality North West The most famous of steam locomotives has pulled up at Preston Railway Station. Train fans and onlookers gathered to see The Flying Scotsman during Saturday (20 July). The engine is […]

12 months ago
Old Tram Bridge ‘worse than first thought’ but councillors vow to fix it

The Old Tram Bridge across the River Ribble is in much worse condition than first thought – but councillors have vowed to work together to find a way to reopen […]

1 year ago
From the Preston Bank Company to HSBC – 175 years on Fishergate for city bank

The old Midland Bank building in Fishergate in the 1960s A city bank has marked 175 years in Preston. Known originally as the Preston Bank Company and standing at 40 Fishergate, HSBC has traced its history back. Now part of […]

1 year ago
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