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This category is for nostalgic posts reminiscing about the past.

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 weeks 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 […]

2 months ago
Retro exhibition explores Preston Polytechnic nostalgia

Some of these items may bring back memories from the last few decades Some of these items may bring back memories from the last few decades Memories of Preston Polytechnic are amongst items to be displayed in a new exhibition in the city. […]

3 months ago
Tours of St Joseph’s Orphanage have been postponed

St Joseph's Orphanage stands empty in Mount Street Pic: Gill Lawson St Joseph’s Orphanage stands empty in Mount Street Pic: Gill Lawson Guided tours of St Joseph’s Orphanage have been postponed. It was originally planned that tours of the abandoned orphanage […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Iconic Fishergate clock to tick again when French restaurant opens

Fishergate Baptist Church clock has not ticked for a long time Pic: George D Thompson Fishergate Baptist Church clock has not ticked for a long time Pic: George D Thompson Time is to start ticking once again on one of the city’s most iconic clocks. […]

4 months ago
1960’s buses help mark Preston Bus Station’s grand reopening

1960’s buses mark Preston Bus Station reopening Following a £19m redevelopment project, Preston Bus Station has officially reopened. To mark the momentous occasion, three vintage 1960’s buses visited the Grade […]

4 months ago
BAE Samlesbury marks its ‘gate guardians’

The Lightnings at BAE Samlesbury The Lightnings at BAE Samlesbury You know you’re at BAE when you see the ‘gate guardians’. As part of the Royal Air Force’s 100th year celebrations the aerospace firm has […]

6 months ago
Haunted Preston tunnels setting of book by bestselling author

The Miley Tunnel Pic: David Wright-Kahn The Miley Tunnel Pic: David Wright-Kahn The tunnels under Preston are the setting for a new book by New York Times bestselling author A.J. Hartley. Cold Bath Street is a […]

8 months ago
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