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Victorian Society opposes demolition of St Joseph’s Orphanage

St Joseph's Orphanage, Preston is set for demolition. The Victorian Society has said the planned demolition of Grade II listed St Joseph’s Orphanage would be a tragedy for Preston’s heritage. The proposals for the site include the demolition […]

23 hours ago
New war memorial will be dedicated on Remembrance Sunday to replace lost Ashton tribute

St Michael's Church A lost war memorial has been re-created by a member of the local Armed Forces Veterans gardening project. The panels will be dedicated at the Remembrance service at St Michael’s […]

1 month ago
Preparing for a paranormal investigation with a quick guide to Preston’s ghosts

The Miley Tunnel Pic: David Wright-Kahn It seems that like me, many Prestononians love a good horror film, a paranormal investigation on TV or a walk around a spooky old building. It’s fun when it’s just […]

1 month ago
Meet Jane, Henrietta, Louisa, Alice, Alice and Dorothy – the trailblazing women who had a special impact on Preston

An upcoming Preston Arts Festival event will explore the impact of six women on Preston.  Friend of Winckley Square Susan Douglass will deliver her talk – The Lot of a Woman in a Man’s World – […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston’s industrial past unearthed by archaeology students

Students busy at dig site on Brook Street Pic: David Toase A new archaeological dig site is allowing UCLan students to unearth Preston’s industrial past. The site, at the junction of Fylde Road and Brook Street, will provide training in all […]

2 months ago
Help identify these Preston locations shown in photos from the early 1900s

Scanned copies of photographs of Preston from the early 1900s In 1997, a book collector from Leicestershire walked into a London bookshop and bought two albums full of photographs of the Preston area. Twenty-two years later and the book collector, […]

2 months ago
‘Beautiful and Brutal’ exhibition to celebrate 50 years of Preston Bus Station

Preston Bus Station Pic: Tony Worrall A new exhibition at the Harris will celebrate 50 years of Preston Bus Station and explore what it means to the people of Preston. Beautiful and Brutal: 50 years in […]

3 months ago
Apartment plans for St Joseph’s Orphanage unveiled

The future of St Joseph’s Orphanage has finally been revealed after more than a decade of uncertainty. Plans have been submitted to Preston City Council for a scheme of homes […]

3 months ago
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