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This category is for nostalgic posts reminiscing about the past.

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 […]

1 week ago
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 weeks 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 weeks 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 […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

1 month ago
Photography exhibition celebrates Preston’s vanishing places and spaces

John Robertson with his work on display at The Larder Pic: Lisa Brown A new exhibition of artwork with Preston as its focus has gone on display in the windows of The Larder Café in the city centre. ‘Marginal Images’ is the culmination […]

3 months ago
I grew up in Byrons – Saturday night memories of the Preston nightclub 30 years on

Byrons cassette tapes recording from the night Thirty years ago this month a Saturday night started at a little club across from Preston Bus Station. It was once the Piper and went on to become Barristers, but […]

3 months ago
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 […]

8 months ago
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