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

Lancashire Women’s lives from 1950s-1980s explored at Preston exhibition

An open room including exhibits of photographs How much changed for women in Lancashire between 1950-1980 in a post-war Britain where women led the charge to create a new society? The new exhibition at Lancashire Archives examines […]

4 months ago
Preston Railway Station roof needs major overhaul

Preston Railway Station roof Pic: BBC LDRS/WSP/Network Rail A major refurbishment of the roof of Preston railway station is planned after decorative cast iron adornments plunged onto the platforms and track below. Ahead of the overhaul – a […]

4 months ago
Preston Guild 1862, the first Guild to be photographed

Preston in 1862 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Preston Guild has been held every 20 years for centuries. The 1862 Guild was the first to be photographed. This was also an important year globally. The American Civil War […]

4 months ago
John Fishwick & Sons green buses returning for one day only

The green Fishwick buses, a previous regular on the city's streets Pic: Michael Porter The distinctive green buses of John Fishwick & Sons are set to return to Preston’s roads for one day only. Buses from the Fishwick and Ribble fleets will run between […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston from the air, then and now

Preston town centre in 1949 Pic: Preston Digital Archive The town centre There are many aerial views of Preston from the past, and comparing them with today’s views is interesting. The first image was taken in 1949 and shows […]

4 months ago
Inside the Harris Museum and Art Gallery ahead of re-opening

Fans of Preston’s Harris Museum will notice some big changes when the building reopens after its refurbishment – and they will all be for the better. That was the promise […]

4 months ago
Preston’s university re-united alumni for special event

Hundreds of former students at the University of Central Lancashire returned to the city for a trip down memory lane. Held on the University’s new central square the event saw […]

4 months ago
Preston’s bridges and the Dickens effect

Postcard of Preston from 1927 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Preston boasts a range of bridges from different eras. In fact, there are now seven. The River Ribble presented a major obstacle, with the first crossing being built in Roman […]

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