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Lancashire County Council invites families to enjoy local museums with ‘Xplorer’ pass

A museum pass launched by the county council will offer residents 12 months of unlimited access to local attractions. As museums prepare to open their doors to the public, Lancashire […]

3 months ago
Patti Mayor, women’s activist and Preston artist

Self Portrait in a Sun Hat by Patti Mayor Pic: Patti Mayor Estate By the early 20th century women still had few rights, let alone the vote, and as a result they began to resort to more extreme tactics to get recognition. In […]

3 months ago
Learn about Preston’s most famous suffragette in a Friend of Winckley Square tour

People enjoying the sun in Winckley Square Gardens Pic: Tony Worrall If you’d like to discover more about the life of Edith Rigby, Preston’s most famous suffragette, then you can join Judy, a Friend of Winckley Square Tour Guide for a […]

3 months ago
The Bond Minicar, Preston’s post-war winner

1950s Bond Minicar advert Pic: HobbyDB From 1949 until 1966 Preston boasted its own car manufacturing company. The Bond Minicar proved popular in the era of post-war austerity, but rapidly went out of favour due to […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement The Harris awarded £803k in government funding as revamp work continues

Front of the Harris Museum in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall The Harris has landed £803,249 from a government fund that aims to safeguard the nation’s cultural heritage and stimulate economic growth. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, delivered […]

3 months ago
Victorian Preston and the church building boom

Former Moor Park Methodist Church Pic: Anthony Parkes Many of the best buildings in Preston are churches. There was a great religious revival in the 19th century. As a result, many Churches of all denominations were built in Preston. […]

4 months ago
Historic legal documents featuring Preston families up for auction

Inside one of the Preston Law Library notebooks Pic: Alan Lutman A series of documents from Preston in the 19th and early 20th century are available to buy on eBay. The historic documents relate to Preston Law Library and the firm of […]

4 months ago
Insurrection in Preston, gangs stop the mills

The Preston Riots Pic: Illustrated London News After a Chartist petition to bring in political reforms was thrown out by parliament, in 1842, insurrection spread across the North West. Notably, this was encouraged by Chartist leader and […]

4 months ago
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