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Grimsargh

The village of Grimsargh sits to the North East edge of Preston, a short drive from the major motorway links

Dunkirk evacuees treated at Whittingham Hospital – later, scandal

Whittingham Asylum Pic: Opacity Whittingham Hospital near Grimsargh was once the largest mental institution in the country. It was also used in both world wars, to treat soldiers. Whittingham eventually became like a small […]

3 weeks ago
Five months of road closures between Broughton and Whittingham to build new aqueduct

A £16.5m project to boost water supplies across the North West started on Tuesday, June 29. The scheme, set up by United Utilities, is set to connect four under-used reservoirs […]

3 weeks ago
In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week June 19 to 25

We’ve had plenty of news to bring you from Preston over the past week. In a week where a Prestonian raised funds for Baby Beat by climbing Ben Nevis and with Covid-19 vaccinations […]

1 month ago
Chingle Hall near Preston – monks, groans and things that go bump in the night

Skull Pic: Devanath / Pixabay The most haunted hall in England is only a stone’s throw from Preston. This 13th century moated manor house lies near Goosnargh village. Vikings once ruled here, with the name […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Grimsargh Wetlands Trust receives raft donation to support local wildlife

Grimsargh Wetlands Trust has received a donation of cable drums for use on the wetlands to create rafts to support the wildlife that resides there. Situated in the village of […]

1 month ago
Covid-19 cases on the rise in majority of areas in Preston and South Ribble

Map showing Preston and South Ribble Covid-19 cases in the seven days to 26 May 2021 Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in many areas of Preston and South Ribble. Out of the 32 localities covered in Blog Preston‘s weekly update, 21 saw increases. In […]

2 months ago
Commercial bin wagon fire at Haighton Green Lane extinguished in 90 minutes

Haighton Green Lane where the pumping station will be put in Pic: Google This morning (Monday 26 April) at 8.38am, Preston and Fulwood firefighters tackled a fire involving a commercial bin wagon on Haighton Green Lane in Preston. The fire was well established […]

3 months ago
Longridge Road reopened after crash near Preston Crematorium

Longridge Road towards Preston Crematorium Pic: Google Preston Police have closed Longridge Road near the entrance of the crematorium due to a road traffic collision. The collision is thought to have involved a car and Mercedes van. […]

4 months ago
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