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Hot Potato Tram returns to Preston Flag Market in tribute to Keith Roberts

The Hot Potato Tram. Pic: Tony Worrall The Hot Potato Tram returned back to the Flag Market today (Tuesday 13 October) in tribute to Keith Roberts. The tram was reunited with Keith at 11am as the funeral […]

6 months ago
Lancashire Archives in Preston city centre has reopened to visitors

Inside the Archives on Bow Lane Lancashire Archives has reopened to the public this week, giving people direct access to a range of valuable services and information once again. Visitors were welcomed back during Tuesday (6 […]

7 months ago
Black History Month: What it is, what’s on, and what it means to one Preston woman

Glenda Andrew Pic: Garry Cook Black History Month is observed each October in the UK. It’s a starting point for people across the country to explore and discover Black history and heritage. It’s also a […]

7 months ago
Photography exhibition celebrates Preston’s vanishing places and spaces

John Robertson with his work on display at The Larder Pic: Lisa Brown A new exhibition of artwork with Preston as its focus has gone on display in the windows of The Larder Café in the city centre. ‘Marginal Images’ is the culmination […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Heritage Open Days launch virtual activities throughout September

This year Preston Heritage Open Days (HOD) is going online as well as onsite as part of the free annual national festival celebrating local historic buildings and heritage. From Friday […]

8 months ago
Share your life in Preston lockdown to create lasting memory for future generations

Person wearing a mask in Preston Pic: Garry Cook Preston residents are being asked to share their experiences of life in lockdown so that future generations can understand the personal impact of Covid-19. Lancashire County Council’s Archives Services, based […]

8 months ago
I grew up in Byrons – Saturday night memories of the Preston nightclub 30 years on

Byrons cassette tapes recording from the night Thirty years ago this month a Saturday night started at a little club across from Preston Bus Station. It was once the Piper and went on to become Barristers, but […]

8 months ago
Preston businessman invites ideas to bring Craggs Mill into use by the community

Craggs Mill Pic: Tony Worrall A businessman is asking the people of Preston to come forward with their ideas for the development of Craggs Mill. Richard Porter, founder of Hashtag Quiz, bought the mill in […]

8 months ago
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