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This category relates to all things to do with history in Preston.

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 month ago
Chance to explore the history of Preston’s university

UCLan's new engineering building on the Adelphi roundabout Pic: Tony Worrall UCLan’s new engineering building on the Adelphi roundabout Pic: Tony Worrall The lid is being peeled back on the history of one of Preston’s largest institutions. The University of Central […]

2 months ago
Progress continues as St Joseph’s Orphanage is redeveloped

Pic: Simon Linford, Czero Developments Progress continues to be made as a Victorian orphanage in the heart of the city is being redeveloped. The former hospital, St Joseph’s Orphanage, is […]

2 months ago
Share your family’s Windrush story at a workshop in Preston

Windrush creative writing workshop Budding writers are being offered a chance to tell their family’s Windrush story at a free two part writing workshop in Preston. Marjorie Morgan will be […]

3 months 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 […]

3 months ago
Harris Park orphanage site is up for sale

The former Harris Orphanage on the Harris Knowledge Park The former Harris Orphanage on the Harris Knowledge Park Pic: Tony Worrall A former Grade II listed orphanage and university site has been put on the market – with a […]

3 months ago
How you can be part of a heritage project celebrating health care in Lostock Hall

Dardsley House will be the new home of Lostock Hall Medical Centre Dardsley House will be the new home of Lostock Hall Medical Centre A new heritage project is appealing for people to share their memories of health care in Lostock Hall […]

3 months ago
Chance to look round revamped Fulwood care home

The care home is now known as Springfield Manor Gardens The care home is now known as Springfield Manor Gardens A restored care home is opening its doors for anyone who wants a look around. What was Little Sisters of […]

3 months ago
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