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Gritty memories of growing up in Preston penned by local poet

Darren Hobson Preston-born poet Darren Hobson has published new work that shares his memories of growing up in and around the town during the 1970s and beyond. Locations in Avenham, Penwortham and […]

4 weeks ago
A short history of Tulketh Hall – in search of Preston’s long lost castle

A painting of the former Tulketh Hall Did you know that Preston once had a royal castle? That the same site was also the original location of that great medieval house of God – Furness Abbey? That […]

3 months ago
Rediscovering the Guild Wheel the quiet jewel in Preston’s exercise crown

A Guild Wheel distance sign on the route Pic: Blog Preston Cycling and walking have apparently ‘exploded’ during lockdown, with people rediscovering what’s on their doorsteps. I thought I’d take a moment to look at one of Preston’s greatest assets – […]

5 months ago
Ashton tarot card reader Violetann reveals what’s in store for you this October

Pisces October tarot reading Pic: Violetann Tarot This is a guest post. If you’d like to write a guest post for Blog Preston, email contactus@blogpreston.co.uk. Happy Halloween Preston People! As the season of Halloween and all things […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Photography exhibition celebrates Preston’s vanishing places and spaces

John Robertson with his work on display at The Larder Pic: Lisa Brown A new exhibition of artwork with Preston as its focus has gone on display in the windows of The Larder Café in the city centre. ‘Marginal Images’ is the culmination […]

6 months ago
Tell us what you think of Preston’s littering problem with The Big Litter Survey

Blog Preston has regularly reported on littering issues across the city but the subject remains as big a problem as ever throughout our streets. During lockdown there was a big […]

8 months ago
Words and phrases you will hear in Preston

A pie may sometimes be called a growler and parched peas are a city staple Pic: Caravan Gallery Preston is a proud city and has many turns of phrase which are unique. During 2016 a project aimed to capture some of Preston words and terms used each day […]

1 year ago
11 things that definitely happened during the return of Tokyo Jo’s

Inside Tokyo Jo's The Reunion Pic: Kate Rosindale Clubbers were transported back to the 90s and 00s heyday of the city’s nightclub scene. Tokyo Jo’s made its return during Maundy Thursday and no doubt, like me, you had […]

2 years ago
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