This category is for nostalgic posts reminiscing about the past.

Former pupil and head girl visit Penwortham Priory Academy

82-year-old Sonia Ward, the first Head Girl at Penwortham Priory Academy returned to her former school to look around and see the changes since she left. Sonia was among the […]

3 days ago
Preston’s Bistro French comes back for one night only

Bistro French, a famous restaurant in Preston is returning for one night with the food and entertainment the restaurant was known for. The event on Friday 22nd July will be […]

5 days ago
Upstairs, Downstairs the tale of two Victorian women in Preston

G Whittaker & Preston Digital Archive Working class biographies from the Victorian era are rare, one such has been written by PeterĀ Moulding. This allows us to contrast the lives of two very different women, living in […]

3 weeks ago
Dick, Kerr & Co a lost Preston behemoth

The Dick, Kerr works in 1900, These are wooden tram bodies under construction. Pic. English Electric Early in the 20th century the Dick, Kerr Company was a major national business with a large plantĀ  in Preston. Later, various companies amalgamated, after WW I, to form English […]

4 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement The Bond Minicar, Preston’s post-war winner

1950s Bond Minicar advert Pic: HobbyDB From 1949 until 1966 Preston boasted its own car manufacturing company. The Bond Minicar proved popular in the era of post-war austerity, but rapidly went out of favour due to […]

3 months ago
Preston Radiotherapy Department celebrates 25 years of care

The public is being reminded not to delay if they notice any signs of cancer, as the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Radiotherapy Department celebrates 25 years. The department is based at […]

4 months ago
The Central Lancashire mega-city that never was

Preston Bus Station in 1971 Pic: Preston Digital Archive In 1946 Britain faced a huge housing crisis. New town development corporations were set up to acquire land and manage the construction of new towns. Notably, most of them surrounded […]

5 months ago
Step back in time and explore some of Preston’s oldest pubs

We’re stepping back in time to take a look at some of central Preston’s oldest and most traditional pubs in a mini heritage pub trail. Local historian and author, Stephen […]

5 months ago
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