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Winckley Square guided walks to celebrate International Women’s Day

A view of the new look Winckley Square which took most of 2016 to complete Pic: Tony Worrall A special series of Winckley Square guided walks is taking place to celebrate International Women’s Day. The walks, which are dedicated to the women of Winckley Square, will take place […]

1 year ago
Winckley Square history book is raising funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

Winckley Square Pic: @chrisdarley A local history book which brings together all the research undertaken as part of the transformation of Preston’s Winckley Square Gardens has raised an amazing £3,200 for St Catherine’s Hospice. […]

1 year ago
Remembering when Preston used to have its own bank

Henry Newsham Pedder picked up the balance sheet when Edward Pedder died, and found things did not add up Pic: Preston Digital Archive With news on Preston City Council considering funding a community bank we take a look back at when Preston had its own bank. Pedder’s was a household name in Georgian […]

1 year ago
Stunning pictures of Tornado fly-past released by BAE Systems

BAE Systems has released a set of stunning pictures of yesterday’s Tornado fly past. The images show the three fighter jets in the air over the Warton and Samlesbury sites. […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Watch Tornado fly past over Preston

Engines roared over the skies in Preston when Tornado made it’s final fly-past over the city. The fighter plane, which was partly manufactured at BAE Systems in Samlesbury and Warton […]

1 year ago
Winckley Square developer ordered to take down banner

'The One' in Winckley Square Pic: FWP A property developer has been ordered to remove or amend how a large banner in Winckley Square is displayed. Number 6 Winckley Square, previously known as Gorst House, is grade-II […]

1 year ago
Take a trip down Ribbleton’s memory lane this spring

Ribbleton library Pic: Tony Worrall Do you live in Ribbleton or have a connection to the area? A new exhibition at Ribbleton Library could be right up your street. The Harris Museum, Art Gallery & […]

1 year ago
Old cottages on Preston Western Distributor route being dug out

Pickerings Cottages dig Archaeological digs are taking place at cottages in Cottam. Lancashire County Council has begun the work as part of the proposed Preston Western Distributor. The new road will link a […]

1 year ago
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