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

The first post World War II Preston Guild, 1952, in colour

Preston Public Hall in 1952 Pic: Preston Digital Archive and The first post World War II Preston Guild was held in 1952. It was still largely a black and white world, photographically. However modern AI technology can add a splash […]

2 months ago
History of pubs in and around Leyland explored in new book

The Market Ale House in Leyland will host the launch of the book Pic: Market Ale House A new book exploring the history of the pubs in and around Leyland is being released. David W Bretherton has spent 12-months researching the Leyland Hundred edition of Discovering Lancashire […]

2 months ago
Peace in football plaque unveiled in Bamber Bridge park

The peace field plaque at Withy Grove Pic: South Ribble Borough Council A call to promote peace in football has been unveiled at Withy Grove Park in Bamber Bridge. Funded by South Ribble Borough Council and the Armed Forces Covenant the plaque […]

2 months ago
Preston’s vintage transport of the early 20th century

Pre World War I advert for automobile experts Waltons Limited Pic: Preston Digital Archive Advertisements were often placed in local newspapers and magazines that featured the transport of the day. Through these ads, you can trace the history of transport as well as local […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Conservation day on Flag Market by Harris contractors proves success

A contractor from Bullen showing how they work Pic: Preston City Council A chance to understand how the heritage and conservation work at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery proved a popular choice on the Flag Market. The Heritage Skills Experience Day […]

2 months ago
Preston’s historic sites today, what to see and some new developments

The former Post office, undergoing development Pic: Geoff Whittaker Preston has a long history and there are many historic places and buildings to visit in all seasons. Preston is blessed with many lovely green spaces including parks and gardens. […]

3 months ago
Preston teetotal history and prehistoric heritage to be explored at UCLan MET sessions

The MET (Mobile Event Tent) at UCLan's Adelphi Square Pic: UCLan Two free events exploring two different elements of Preston’s history and heritage are taking place at the city’s university in the next week. The MET (Mobile Event Tent) is parking […]

3 months ago
Livesey and Toulmin, Preston press barons and entrepreneurs

The cheese company brochure cover from 1905 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Whereas Walton-le-Dale born Joseph Livesey (1794 -1884) is best known as a social reformer, he was also a businessman. In 1816 he went into partnership with John Toulmin and founded […]

3 months ago
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