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This category is for nostalgic posts reminiscing about the past.

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 […]

1 year 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 […]

1 year ago
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 […]

1 year 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 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

1 year 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 […]

1 year 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. […]

1 year 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 […]

2 years ago
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