Menu

History

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

Two Preston city centre roads closed due to urgent work at ‘unsafe’ Preston Guild Hall

Guild hall roads blocked off for urgent building works. Pic: Blog Preston Lancaster Road and a section of Lord Street have been closed today (Tuesday 17 November). The roads have been closed due to urgent Preston Guild Hall building works. This is […]

5 months ago
‘Fulwood Poppies’ a fitting tribute to those who have fallen

Remembrance Sunday and Remembrance Day looked a little different for everyone this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. People were not able to pick up a poppy easily like they […]

5 months ago
Soldier memorial artwork opposite Clayton-le-Woods school torn down by vandals

Police are investigating an act of vandalism where a Silent Soldier (pictured left) has been torn down on Sheep Hill Brow opposite Clayton-le-Woods Primary School in Chorley. The offence occurred […]

5 months ago
Colonel who served 15 years as president of Preston veterans council is honoured by Preston City Council

The recently retired President of Preston and District Veterans Council has been honoured by the City of Preston. Colonel Bernard Stam has been entered into Preston’s Book of Recognition and […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Plans for the former Sharoe Green House neuro-rehabilitation centre to be converted into education centre

Planning application for former Sharoe Green neuro-rehabilitation centre. Pic: Blog Preston The former Sharoe Green House neuro-rehabilitation centre, which was turned into a community centre in 2015, has seen a further planning application submitted. The community centre is subject to a […]

5 months ago
Meet the former Harris Park governor who installed the Fulwood war memorial

Fulwood's war memorial on Remembrance Sunday Pic: Blog Preston The war memorial within the Harris Park site was paid for and arranged by the ‘old boys and girls of the orphanage’. Before becoming private housing the site was originally […]

5 months ago
Watch the Remembrance Sunday services for Preston and South Ribble as they go virtual

A reminder of the pandemic at the Remembrance Service in Preston Pic: Paul Melling Remembrance Sunday was marked in the midst of the Covid pandemic with virtual services and social distancing. Both Preston City Council and South Ribble Borough Council offered an online way […]

6 months ago
Telling the stories of those remembered on Fulwood’s war memorial in Harris Park

The Fulwood war memorial is within the grounds of Harris Park One of Preston’s war memorials is able to be accessed this weekend. Tucked away in Harris Park, in the grounds of the former orphanage, is the Fulwood war memorial. As […]

6 months ago
Most Discussed Most Read
Preston in pictures People on main street PrestonDown Fishergate in PrestonBlocks in the streetDown Fishergate in PrestonClassic Preston Marina sceneMorning skies over PrestonAt Preston DocksHooks at Preston Docks View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.