This category is for nostalgic posts reminiscing about the past.

Tokyo Jo’s fire: No one charged and a strip of land left barren in heart of the city

Smoke billowing out from former nightclub fire Pic: Daniella Areas Mendes-da-Cruz Two years ago the centre of Preston was put into lockdown as one of the most severe fires in living memory ripped through the city. Legendary nightclub Tokyo Jo’s, or […]

3 days ago
Rock FM name said on airwaves for a final time

Three decades of Rock FM being said on air came to an end this week. The radio station is one of dozens across the UK to lose its locally recognised […]

1 month ago
Preston artist Shawn Sharpe creates mural celebrating city’s Docks and textile heritage

The new mural celebrating Proud Preston along with the city's heritage Pic: Loom Loft A huge 33-metre mural celebrating the city’s Docks heritage and textile industry is to adorn the walls of a new home interiors shop and bistro. Shawn Sharpe, who is behind […]

1 month ago
St Walburge’s Church spire explored in new YouTube series

Views from the spire. Pic: Elliott & Sue (Explore the UK) A YouTube travel duo have made a video exploring the spire at the top of St Walburge’s Church in Preston. ‘Explore the UK,’ who have previously made videos tracing a […]

1 month ago
New book exploring Preston’s rich history and heritage

Keith with his new book at his signing in Preston Waterstones. A man from Preston has published a book about the city’s history to the present day, highlighting significant events and people. Keith Johnson, released ‘Preston: A Potted History’ this month, […]

2 months ago
Photographer uncovers pictures of Preston Market not seen for 40 years

A Market trader posing for a photo in 1981 Pic: Chris Darley Pictures of Preston Market not seen for more than 40 years have been uncovered. City photographer Chris Darley found negatives when having a clear out and decided it was time […]

2 months ago
The Jalgos Journey in Preston – 1962 to …?

Jalgos Save Our Club t-shirt History is a story of the past. As a historian I am a correspondent of the past tasked with bringing it to life and sharing it with a wide audience […]

2 months ago
Preston Girl Guides to mark 100 years with family fun day

Fulwood Girl Guides celebrate 100 years with their leaders. Pic: Jessica Gillibrand Preston’s Fulwood Guide Group unit is celebrating 100 years of service this April. The group plans to celebrate by hosting a family fun day on Sunday 14 April at St […]

2 months ago
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