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Victorian Society slams ‘damaging’ plans to change the Harris

Architectural model of the proposed changes to the Harris Pic: Buttress Architects Ltd The Victorian Society is calling for Preston City Council to refuse plans to alter the Harris, which it says is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in […]

4 months ago
Delve deep into Preston’s chilling past and discover the ‘Murders and Misdemeanours’ of years gone by

Prestonian author Keith Johnson has released a new book titled ‘Preston Murders and Misdemeanours.’ It is over 30 years since he wrote his first book ‘Chilling True Tales of Old […]

4 months ago
Beech’s Fine Chocolates celebrate centenary year in the same factory where it all began

Founded in 1920, Beech’s Fine Chocolates is celebrating their centenary year in the same factory on Fletcher Road in the heart of Preston. Now under the control of the Whiting […]

4 months ago
Plau bar in Friargate to be made grade-II listed building

58 historic places in the North West have been added to the National Heritage List for England during 2020. As the year draws to a close, Historic England are celebrating […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Harris Park housing plans blocked by Preston City Council as campaigners declare victory

Harris Park, the former orphanage, stands off Garstang Road in Fulwood Pic: Tony Worrall Campaigners battling to stop homes being built within the grounds of Fulwood’s former orphanage at Harris Park have been victorious. Preston City Council’s planning committee voted to reject the proposals […]

5 months ago
Friends of Tulketh Hall call to stop sale of The Star Youth Club in Ashton-on-Ribble

The Star Youth Centre in Ashton Pic: Tony Worrall The former Star Youth Centre, Ashton has been put up for sale by Lancashire County Council. However, the group Friends of Tulketh Hall are appealing to the council to stop […]

5 months ago
A short history of Tulketh Hall – in search of Preston’s long lost castle

A painting of the former Tulketh Hall Did you know that Preston once had a royal castle? That the same site was also the original location of that great medieval house of God – Furness Abbey? That […]

5 months ago
Japanese rock garden in Avenham Park temporarily closed due to dead trees

Avenham Park rock garden closed. Pic: Preston Parks Part of Avenham Park is temporarily closed off. The closure is as a result of three dead trees being removed from the rock garden. Whilst the work is ongoing the […]

5 months ago
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