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News and information about Preston Docks, which includes Preston Marina. Now a leisure, retail and housing complex it was previously the city’s docklands.

Preston trails: Exploring the route of the Ribble Steam Railway

The Ribble Steam Railway station, note the bitumen tankers Pic: Geoff Whittaker This walk is about three miles one way, or six miles returning the same way. It starts from Preston Station. You can return via Penwortham Bridge and Fishergate to the […]

4 weeks ago
Ex-Green Frog worker manages new Ashton-on-Ribble sandwich shop

A former takeaway van employee described as a ‘dream worker’ has started a new job at an Ashton-on-Ribble sandwich shop. Jess Smith, who previously worked at The Green Frog in Mariners Way […]

3 months ago
Preston Docks Swing Bridge to close for maintenance works

The Swing Bridge at Preston Docks will close next week for three days for maintenance works. The bridge will close from 9am on Wednesday 23 March to 3pm on Friday […]

3 months ago
The Green Frog sad to say goodbye to much-loved staff member who was a ‘dream worker’

The Green Frog on Mariners Way in Preston is sad to be losing a much-loved staff member who has worked there for 18 years. Jess Smith took to the takeaway […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston and the communications revolution

Preston Telephone Exchange 1918 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Few know that the electrical communications revolution began in the 19th century. By the 1870s the wealthy could telegraph New York to book a hotel and then hop on a […]

4 months ago
New Preston College and Bowker Motor Group partnership to benefit apprentices

Representatives from Bowker and Preston College Lancashire automotive retailer Bowker Motor Group and Preston College have teamed up with a new long-term partnership. The new automotive technologies partnership will help apprentices learn a breadth of knowledge, […]

5 months ago
New short film highlights Santa Special trains at Preston steam railway museum

A local history buff has featured the Santa Special trains at Ribble Steam Railway and Museum in a short YouTube film. Former Preston teacher Gary Cunliffe was offered the chance […]

6 months ago
Preston supermarket opening hours for Christmas 2021 and New Year

Asda Fulwood As Christmas 2021 fast approaches, shop and supermarket workers are looking forward to a well-deserved break. But for Preston residents, getting caught without essential supplies during this time can be […]

6 months ago
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