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Discover your family history with these Lancashire Archives activities

Lancashire Record Office Lancashire Archives in Preston is putting on regular activities throughout 2020, to help local people discover their inner historian. This year marks the 80th anniversary of Lancashire Archives, which is based […]

2 days ago
Preston Samaritans open to support those in need on Christmas Day

The opening of the Samaritans newly refurbished offices Christmas is a joyous occasion for many but it can also be a time of loneliness or hardship for others. It’s for this reason that Preston Samaritans will be open […]

1 month ago
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 […]

2 months 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 […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

3 months 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 – […]

4 months ago
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 […]

4 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, […]

4 months ago
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Preston in pictures Sky over Preston Railway StationOfframpsWalk this wayLancaster Road, PrestonPreston - Fishergate [former Midland Bank] 191228Open Plaque - Preston, Winckley Square [Edith Rigby] 191228Open Plaque - Preston, Winckley Square [Jesus Convent] 191228Preston - River Ribble, looking West 191228 View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

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