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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 […]

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Hoghton Tower, a place of rebellion, gambling and royalty

The 1565 gatehouse, looking back down the driveway Pic: Geoff Whittaker Hoghton Tower has a long history stretching back to the 12th century. The building has seen attacks by Parliamentarian troops and visits from the King. Sir Henry Philip De Hoghton gambled […]

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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 […]

2 months ago
Historic Preston pub given protection

Real fires and cosy rooms at The Black Horse. Pic Lisa Brown A Preston pub has been upgraded to a grade II* building as part of a project to help save rare historic pub interiors. The Black Horse in Friargate, is amongst […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston on the eve of the Industrial Revolution, 1774

Penwortham Bridge by Edwin Beattie Pic: Preston Digital Archive Preston was founded as a market town and was still largely agricultural, on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution. The American War of Independence was coming to a close and […]

2 months ago
Bretherton’s historic Bank Hall in object call

Bank Hall, Bretherton, 400 year old Lancashire House People are urged to share any objects they have which relate to the life and workings of a 400-year-old Lancashire house. Bank Hall in Bretherton – one of the most beautiful […]

2 months ago
Friends of Winckley Square host ‘1950s An Age of Optimism’ exhibition

A Preston group have invited residents to a new exhibition focusing on life in the 1950s. Friends of Winckley Square’s ‘1950s An Age of Optimism Exhibition’ urges locals to walk […]

2 months ago
Leyland community group to mark Windrush Day with local diversity event

South Ribble Council will this June mark Windrush Day by raising a flag outside their offices, with a Leyland community group holding a diversity event three days later. On 22 […]

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