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News and information for the area of Preston, Lancashire known as Fishwick. An area to the South-East of the city it is what you’ll see as you come up the hill from Walton-le-Dale and includes the area known as St Matthews.

Courtauld’s factory film: Watch fascinating lookback at factory life

The building was torn down in the 1980s The story of the former Courtauld’s factory has been told in an online documentary. Prestonian Gary Cunliffe has produced the lookback at what used to be one of the biggest […]

6 years ago
In pictures: Courtauld’s factory before demolition

The building was torn down in the 1980s These pictures show life inside the Courtauld’s factory before it was demolished in 1980. Local photographer and former factory worker Keith Sergeant rescued the pictures from a skip just before […]

6 years ago
Memories of Preston’s Courtaulds factory wanted

The beam machine in use at Courtaulds A community project is asking for Prestonian’s memories of the Courtaulds factory. There will be an event at St Matthew’s Mission on Saturday to help trace the history of the […]

6 years ago
Former Preston mill site could become 51 new affordable homes

Artists impressions showing the new homes for the Mulbury site A former mill site off New Hall Lane could become the site of new affordable homes. The £5m scheme brings abandoned land and buildings on the site of a former […]

6 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement St Matthews green space at Truro Place could become community park

A community group is lobbying a local housing association not to build on an area of green space. In a letter seen by Blog Preston the Friends of Fishwick and […]

6 years ago
Private members club in Fishwick faces licensing wrangle

A private members club faces objections from Lancashire Police as it applies for an amended alcohol licence. The Club Ramblers, formers Fishwick Rambers Working Men’s Club, wants to be able […]

6 years ago
Preston local elections: City to go to the polls in May

Preston will go to the ballot box in May to elect a new set of councillors. Nineteen wards are up for election, with only Ashton, Deepdale and Preston Rural East […]

6 years ago
Revamped Preston BMX track to welcome international riders

The improved London Road track was re-opened last year Preston’s revamped BMX track plays host to a national competition in May. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the home of the Preston Pirates to see 600 riders […]

6 years ago
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