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1960’s buses help mark Preston Bus Station’s grand reopening

1960’s buses mark Preston Bus Station reopening Following a £19m redevelopment project, Preston Bus Station has officially reopened. To mark the momentous occasion, three vintage 1960’s buses visited the Grade […]

7 months ago
St Joseph’s Orphanage redevelopment is announced

St Joseph’s Orphanage A Victorian orphanage in the heart of the city centre is finally set to be redeveloped. St Joseph’s Orphanage has been the target of numerous illegal break-ins […]

7 months ago
Preston Pals to be remembered in service at Preston Railway Station

Amongst the hustle and bustle of the city’s railway station there will be a moment taken to mark the Preston Pals. The station was a key gateway for soldiers heading […]

7 months ago
Missing Joseph Livesey plaque turns up on auction site in Netherlands

The Joseph Livesey plaque was listed as 'unknown gentleman' Pic: CataWiki The Joseph Livesey plaque was listed as ‘unknown gentleman’ Pic: CataWiki Mystery surrounds how a portrait of one of Preston’s most famous sons ended up being auctioned by someone in […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Whitsuntide in Preston and the tale of Paddy’s Rookery Riots

English Martyrs Church Whitsuntide procession in Garstang Road in 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive English Martyrs Church Whitsuntide procession in Garstang Road in 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive 2018 marks the centenary of the ending of World War One, it is also one hundred […]

7 months ago
Avenham and Miller Parks military link to be marked

A view over Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall A view over Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall Avenham and Miller Park’s roles in the First World War are to be marked. Preston City Council is putting forward the parks […]

8 months ago
Explore Preston’s history with a new kind of A to Z

Frames parade at the Guild in 1952 Frames parade at the Guild in 1952 From cotton barons to clocks there’s all kinds of Preston history in a new book about the city. Preston A-Z is not the […]

8 months ago
BAE Samlesbury marks its ‘gate guardians’

The Lightnings at BAE Samlesbury The Lightnings at BAE Samlesbury You know you’re at BAE when you see the ‘gate guardians’. As part of the Royal Air Force’s 100th year celebrations the aerospace firm has […]

9 months ago
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