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

Moveo Cars in 1929, the car of the future made in Preston

The two Houlding Moveo cars that were produced Pic: Preston Digital Archive In the early 20th century a plethora of obscure and forgotten companies produced cars and motorbikes. One little known car produced in Preston was the Moveo. From 1929 to 1933, the […]

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Steam leads the way to a music hall boom in Preston

A typical Edwardian station Pic: Mary Evans The railway age in Preston led to a boom in music halls during ‘the good old days’ of the early 20th century. At this time, Preston boasted many halls and […]

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Preston Masonic Hall, a long and fascinating history

The surviving Sunday School building Pic: Preston Digital Archive The Masonic Hall in Preston has elements that date back to 1837. However, most of the current building was constructed in the 1940s, incorporating older buildings. The site began life […]

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Preston history trails: Fishergate circular featuring Penwortham Old Bridge

Penwortham Old Bridge Pic: Wikimedia Walking is a great way to keep fit and see things you would otherwise miss. Preston is full of historic buildings, parks and an attractive river. Access from public transport […]

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Advertisement Advertisement The lost Castle Inn, Preston’s coaching inn and meeting place

The Castle Inn, Edwin Beattie early 19th century Pic: Preston Digital Archive One of the earliest inns in Preston was the Castle Inn. It was in Cheapside, off Market Square. Built in 1623, it once stood alone. Gradually new buildings encroached and […]

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Lancashire County Council chief archivist retires

The chief archivist at Lancashire County Council has retired after over 30 years. After playing a key role in the management of the archives since 1987, Jacquie Crosby will be […]

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Edmund Robert Harris, Preston’s enigma, benefactor and philanthropist

Edmund Robert Harris Pic: The Harris Perhaps the best known Prestonian is Edmund Robert Harris. He was born in 1804 and died in 1877, a wealthy man who bequeathed his massive fortune to the town. Edmund […]

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New sign for Preston Flag Market to reflect city’s heritage

A new sign which will symbolise the rich history of the cotton and textile industry in Preston will be unveiled this week. The unique sign will be unveiled this Wednesday […]

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