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This category is for nostalgic posts reminiscing about the past.

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. […]

2 years 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 […]

2 years 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 […]

2 years 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 […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston and its workers, companies and trades explored in new book

Workers lay tarmac in Church Street in 1938 Workers lay tarmac in Church Street in 1938 Preston is no stranger to hard graft and it’s explored in this look back at firms and jobs which have come and […]

2 years ago
Courtauld connects with Preston – and there’s a reunion on the cards

Tea break in the former Courtaulds factory Tea break in the former Courtaulds factory From fishing to the foxtrot, darts to the Hokey Cokey – Courtaulds textile factory may have been one of Preston’s largest employers, but […]

2 years ago
Preston’s university asks for your memories as 190th celebrations begin

The Harris Building at the University of Central Lancashire in Corporation Street Pic: Paul Melling The Harris Building at the University of Central Lancashire in Corporation Street Pic: Paul Melling As the University of Central Lancashire prepares to celebrate its 190th birthday – they are […]

2 years ago
A brief history of the Dick, Kerr Ladies football team

Dick Kerr’s Ladies Football Team, Preston 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Dick Kerr’s Ladies Football Team, Preston 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive As a memorial was unveiled for the Dick, Kerr Ladies – possibly the most famous football team to come […]

2 years ago
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