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Religious procession on Sunday afternoon along New Hall Lane in Preston

On Sunday afternoon 17 May, a religious procession took place along New Hall Lane in Preston. There were stepped road closures as the procession progressed along the length of New Hall […]

5 years ago
Preston Marina – Terns and Algae

  Wooden Tern trays were today being established at the nesting site of a colony of terns in Preston Marina.  In recent years Preston Council has worked with the RSPB […]

5 years ago
Mystery of Prescott’s Court on student apartments construction site in Friargate

As most Prestonians will know, there has been a demolition of properties in an area on lower Friargate, to the north side of Great Shaw Street. The properties concerned in […]

5 years ago
School children learn about the history of Preston’s fabulous Winckley Square

The Winckley Square Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) is now underway.  A group of 12 children from Grange Primary School visited on Friday 30 January. They carried out research and enjoyed […]

5 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Gold Thread Works commemorative bobbin returns following four year absence

A stone bobbin which had been erected in 2008 at the junction of Avenham Road and Avenham Lane and was part of a commemorative memorial to the Stephen Simpson Gold Thread Works […]

5 years ago
Five things Prestonians said on hearing KFC is to leave Fishergate

Prestonians take a look at the KFC on Fishergate in 1965 Preston loses a little of its modern history in the coming weeks as KFC prepares to move from Fishergate. It was the first Kentucky Fried Chicken to open in the […]

6 years ago
Nine things you might have missed when visiting Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Harris Museum and Art Gallery faces onto the Flag Market A visit to the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston always turns up something new and interesting. Next time you visit see if you can find the following nine […]

6 years ago
Help tell the story of Action Records on Church Street

Action Records Earlier this year myself and good friend Conor O’Grady, both from Fulwood, made a short documentary, called Making the News, about a former journalist, Ed Mitchell, who lost everything to […]

6 years ago
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