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Preston Guild Hall

The Guild Hall was the city’s premiere entertainment venue and was built in the early 1970s. It was sold off to the late businessman Simon Rigby and then went bust, falling back into council ownership in 2019. It remains mothballed as a venue.

Two Preston city centre roads closed due to urgent work at ‘unsafe’ Preston Guild Hall

Guild hall roads blocked off for urgent building works. Pic: Blog Preston Lancaster Road and a section of Lord Street have been closed today (Tuesday 17 November). The roads have been closed due to urgent Preston Guild Hall building works. This is […]

1 week ago
The tragedy of Simon Rigby and the failed Preston Guild Hall dream

Simon Rigby Preston lost one of its best-known businessmen last week, when Simon Rigby MBE died suddenly aged 58. Like any entrepreneur, Mr Rigby experienced highs and lows throughout his career. Sadly […]

3 months ago
Rigby Organisation pays tribute to its founder Simon Rigby MBE following his sudden death

Simon Rigby with his MBE The Rigby Organisation has paid tribute to its founder member Simon Rigby MBE who has died aged 58. In a statement, the organisation credited Mr Rigby’s successful business career, which […]

3 months ago
Longridge and South Ribble are not included in the Preston local lockdown

A woman having a coronavirus test After the announcement today of a government enforced local lockdown from midnight, many people in and around Preston are concerned about whether the lockdown will affect their household. The local […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston’s bid for up to £25m from the Towns Fund – and the projects that could benefit

Preston's skyline Pic: Mick Gardner Preston has submitted a bid for up to £25 million worth of funding to improve the economy, develop the city, and attract jobs and long-term investment. Preston is one of […]

4 months ago
Get out with the kids as Preston’s leisure venues begin to re-open

As leisure venues are given the green light by government to re-open their doors, families are ready to get back to some fun activities outside of the home. Some leisure […]

4 months ago
Guild Tower DWP offices closed for deep clean amid Covid-19 fears

Cleaning vans parked up near the DWP offices and cleaning staff were seen entering the building at the Guild Tower The DWP offices in Guild Tower were closed for deep cleaning on Tuesday. Staff at the offices in Lords Walk expressed concern over their working conditions after three members of […]

6 months ago
Family friendly places to visit on a rainy day in Preston

We all know it’s much easier to entertain the kids when the sun is shining. Unfortunately, the February half term is turning out to be a bit of a washout. […]

1 year ago
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