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Preston Radiotherapy Department celebrates 25 years of care

The public is being reminded not to delay if they notice any signs of cancer, as the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Radiotherapy Department celebrates 25 years. The department is based at […]

4 months ago
A Preston ship runs the anti-slave blockade

Captain Maffitt shown using the vantage point of his port sidewheel box as he scans the horizon for signs of the Union blockade during his approach to Wilmington from Bermuda in the blockade runner Lillian, May 1864 Pic: Stratford Archive, London In 1861, civil war erupted in America. The war was complex but one of the main issues was the abolition of slavery. Slave grown cotton from the south of the […]

4 months ago
Preston and the communications revolution

Preston Telephone Exchange 1918 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Few know that the electrical communications revolution began in the 19th century. By the 1870s the wealthy could telegraph New York to book a hotel and then hop on a […]

4 months ago
Male and female Preston Masonic lodges come together to celebrate centenary

Male and female masonic lodges Two Preston Masonic lodges have come together for a centenary celebration. Under the United Grand Lodge of England there is Preston Guild Lodge No 4408 for men. The Honourable Fraternity […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Friends of Winckley Square to host talk on pioneering Preston women from history

The Friends of Winckley Square have invited residents to a talk this March on the achievements of local women from history. At 7pm on 9 March, Friends of Winckley Square will discuss […]

4 months ago
The Central Lancashire mega-city that never was

Preston Bus Station in 1971 Pic: Preston Digital Archive In 1946 Britain faced a huge housing crisis. New town development corporations were set up to acquire land and manage the construction of new towns. Notably, most of them surrounded […]

5 months ago
Step back in time and explore some of Preston’s oldest pubs

We’re stepping back in time to take a look at some of central Preston’s oldest and most traditional pubs in a mini heritage pub trail. Local historian and author, Stephen […]

5 months ago
Towards a prouder Preston – post war disaster?

Crystal House Pic: Preston Digital Archive During the immediate post-war period, thousands of houses were demolished in Preston. By the 1960s tower blocks dominated the landscape. Unfortunately, they rapidly became damp and unpopular. Some lasted for […]

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