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The Harris looking for Preston’s Second World War stories

Anthony Padgett on Lytham Sands The Harris is asking residents of Preston to share their Second World War stories with them. Working with the Imperial War Museum (IWM), support by funding from the Art Fund, […]

2 days ago
The Hot Potato tram is returning to Preston’s Flag Market

The Hot Potato Tram in action on the Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall The Hot Potato tram will be returning Monday 2 November at 11am. The tram sadly had to close due to former owner Keith Roberts passing away in September due to […]

2 days ago
Miller Park Lodge to be turned into a young persons care home

Miller Park lodge at the entrance to Avenham and Miller Parks Pic: Gill Lawson Plans have been approved to convert Miller Park Lodgeinto a young persons care home. The application was submitted in late September and was approved on Tuesday 13 October for the […]

1 week ago
Black History Month: What it is, what’s on, and what it means to one Preston woman

Glenda Andrew Pic: Garry Cook Black History Month is observed each October in the UK. It’s a starting point for people across the country to explore and discover Black history and heritage. It’s also a […]

4 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Ribbleton man shares Preston’s architectural secrets on new YouTube travel channel

Gareth Bailey-Hughes founder of The Best Travel Channel A Ribbleton man has used lockdown to start a travel channel on YouTube. Gareth Bailey-Hughes, 29, started The Best Travel Channel sharing videos about Preston’s architecture and culture, and has […]

1 month ago
Photography exhibition celebrates Preston’s vanishing places and spaces

John Robertson with his work on display at The Larder Pic: Lisa Brown A new exhibition of artwork with Preston as its focus has gone on display in the windows of The Larder Café in the city centre. ‘Marginal Images’ is the culmination […]

2 months ago
I grew up in Byrons – Saturday night memories of the Preston nightclub 30 years on

Byrons cassette tapes recording from the night Thirty years ago this month a Saturday night started at a little club across from Preston Bus Station. It was once the Piper and went on to become Barristers, but […]

2 months ago
Preston businessman invites ideas to bring Craggs Mill into use by the community

Craggs mill. Pic: Tony Worrall A businessman is asking the people of Preston to come forward with their ideas for the development of Craggs Mill. Richard Porter, founder of Hashtag Quiz, bought the mill in […]

2 months ago
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