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St Matthews

News and information about the area of St Matthews, which is closely linked with the area of Fishwick. It has a particularly active local residents group who are helping to shape the future of the area.

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 […]

7 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 […]

7 years ago
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 […]

7 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 […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Fishwick and St Matthews resident’s views wanted for big plan

Fishwick Bottoms: The nature reserve is one area the Friends mention Residents in Fishwick and St Matthews are being asked for their views on a ground breaking plan. The Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews have prepared a neighbourhood plan for […]

7 years ago
Notable people of Preston: Sydney Knowles BEM, a Preston born hero

Part two: Sidney in World War II and beyond   The day is September 3rd 1939, World War II has broken out and Sydney Knowles has turned eighteen¬†years of age. […]

7 years ago
In pictures: After the fire at Charcoal Huts on New Hall Lane

Rubbish from the fire strewn across the road There isn’t much sign of the fire that ravaged the takeaway and flat on New Hall Lane on Saturday night. Some damaged property is strewn over a side road but […]

7 years ago
New Hall Lane re-opens after fire at takeaway

The blaze at a takeaway on New Hall Lane in January New Hall Lane was re-opened in the early hours of this morning after a fire at a takeaway and flat. Lancashire Fire and Rescue service were called at 9.41pm on […]

7 years ago
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