This category is for nostalgic posts reminiscing about the past.

How Ingol’s social history is being explored

Ingol homes being built Pic: Norman Askew Those who live in Ingol, or have lived in the area, are being asked to share their memories. The part of Preston, which borders Cottam, Ashton-on-Ribble and Lea has a […]

5 days ago
Preston Market and car park demolition to be documented on video

The former Indoor Market building will be knocked down Pic: Adam Kean A Preston YouTube is setting out to document the demolition of the city’s Indoor Market and Market Hall car park. Adam Kean says he will be paying a visit each […]

6 days ago
Ribble buses to park up on the Flag Market as Harris exhibition launches

A Ribble bus pulls away Iconic red buses will be parked up in Preston once again. Founded in 1919 the Ribble buses became a mainstay of getting around in the city. Marking 100 years since […]

2 weeks ago
Memories of St Joseph’s Social Club as new homes planned

St Joseph's Social Club in 1977 Pic: Dez Gunson More than 40 new affordable homes could be built on the former site of St Joseph’s Social Club. A planning application has been submitted for the 44 new energy efficient […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Remembering when there was an Alpine-themed restaurant in Preston

Inside what was the Alpenhof restaurant in Cross Street Pic: Catrina King/Society1 Inside what was the Alpenhof restaurant in Cross Street Pic: Catrina King/Society1 Now a co-working space in the centre of Preston it used to have a very different use. These […]

4 weeks ago
New book tracks Preston from the swinging 1960s to early 1990s

Mum's and babies at Top Rank Mum’s and babies at Top Rank A Preston historian has pieced together a pictorial look at the city’s development from 1960s to the the early 1990s. Keith Johnson’s latest book […]

1 month ago
Why there’s a 1960s living room re-created in the Harris

Inside the 1960s-style front room Inside the 1960s-style front room Take a seat in the 1960s living room of an Afro-Caribbean family home in Preston and hear their stories. A new exhibition in the Harris […]

3 months ago
Preston memories of Alstom and GEC Traction

Colin Rogerson pictured right with the gearboxes he built, and his good friend Cliff Scott, who sadly passed away in 1996 The motor assembly team, circa 1999 Former employees at one of Preston’s biggest employers are mourning the loss of the company from the city. Alstom, maker of train parts, was […]

4 months ago
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