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Winckley Square is a Georgian Square in the heart of Preston city centre, in recent years it has seen a major regeneration and upkeep scheme

Preston parks awarded Green Flag status

The Japanese Garden within Avenham park, Preston. Pic: Preston Council Preston City Council has received a Green Flag Award for Avenham and Miller Parks, Ashton Park, Fishwick Bottoms, Haslam Park, Moor Park and Winckley Square Gardens. Since the Covid-19 pandemic […]

3 weeks ago
St Joseph’s demolition vehicle damages pavements by blocked Preston city centre road

The demolition vehicle on the pavement in Mount Street A vehicle used in the demolition of St Joseph’s Orphanage has mounted pavements and caused damage, according to nearby residents. The vehicle was transported through Avenham and then driven along […]

3 weeks ago
Lancashire Encounter returns to Preston city centre this September

The red canopy is part of the Lancashire Encounters Festival The Lancashire Encounter arts festival is to celebrate local culture with a ‘packed programme’ when it returns to Preston this September. Established in 2015 to honour the Preston Guild celebrations, […]

2 months ago
‘A House Through Time’ events tell the story of Preston college building

Inspired by the BBC series, A House Through Time, a series of talks will be held, looking at the lives inside Number 5 Winckley Square. Susan Douglass, one of the […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Preston

Light and shade on the city's Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Preston during its final journey through England this summer. Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a […]

3 months ago
Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival finale coming to Winckley Square Gardens

Tenderlonious on stage in Brighton The finale of the Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival takes place this weekend. The free event, Jazzin’ the Park 2022, will feature six live acts across the Jazz and Jazz-fused […]

3 months ago
Performance tour to hit the streets of Preston this Saturday

Phoebe Foxtrot All the city will be a stage this weekend as a performance tour hits the streets of Preston. Part of Lancashire Fringe Festival, the guided walking performance will start at […]

3 months ago
Sir Charles Brown, Victorian surgeon in Preston, tells all

Dr Sir Charles Brown Pic: Harris Gallery A famous resident of 27 Winckley Square was Doctor Sir Charles Brown. Sir Charles was born in Preston and became a renowned surgeon. This was at a time when surgery […]

3 months ago
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