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Key places and buildings in Preston which are regularly in the news

Preston in the Picture: A park full of memories

avenham park memories My friend Paul Melling asked me to stand in for him filling the slot of ‘Preston in the Picture’. I have to be honest my standards of photography come nowhere […]

10 years ago
Avenham and Miller Park could be set for further £500,000 facelift

avenham park A further revamp of a historic Victorian park in the centre of Preston could go ahead if the city council can find the cash. Avenham and Miller Park has seen […]

10 years ago
Diamond Jubilee flower display vandalised in Preston park

diamond jubilee display Vandals have struck a flower display commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The flower crown in Avenham and Miller Park was targeted on Sunday and the white balls from the top […]

10 years ago
Preston in the Picture: A Floral Tribute

jubilee garden It’s really great to walk through Avenham and Miller Park now that the facelift is all but complete. It is a magnificent open space that would be an attraction in […]

10 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Free running event Park Run confirmed for Avenham Park opener

avenham park A popular free running event will be coming to Preston next weekend. Park Run, an international running group, organises free to run events has been given the go ahead by […]

10 years ago
Preston Past: Avenham & Miller Parks (Part 2)

Avenham and Miller parks were both opened in 1867, however, Miller Park was created on land extending from the East Lancashire Railway to the North Union Railway embankments and was laid […]

10 years ago
Photos + Videos: Easter Egg Rolling in Avenham Park

easter egg rolling in Avenham Park Hundreds of people braved the wet weather yesterday to take part in the annual Easter Egg Rolling competition in Avenham Park. View videos below from the event The event, dating […]

10 years ago
Preston Past: Avenham & Miller Parks (Part 1)

Avenham Park on Easter Monday in 1956 Avenham Valley from the Vicarage Grounds,Preston 1862 (Courtesy of Preston City Council) A very early image of the area that was soon to be transformed into Avenham Park. This photograph […]

10 years ago
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