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Exclusive tours of St Joseph’s Orphanage for one day only

St Joseph's Orphanage has stood empty for years Pic: scrappynw St Joseph’s Orphanage has stood empty for years Pic: scrappynw One of Preston’s most concealed historic landmarks is about to be sprung open to the public – for one day […]

2 months ago
Preston’s annual Procession of Witness takes place

The Good Friday Procession of Witness took place in Preston, followed by an Ecumenical Service on the Flag Market. Hundred’s of Christian worshippers from city centre churches joined the traditional […]

6 months ago
Courtauld connects with Preston – and there’s a reunion on the cards

Tea break in the former Courtaulds factory Tea break in the former Courtaulds factory From fishing to the foxtrot, darts to the Hokey Cokey – Courtaulds textile factory may have been one of Preston’s largest employers, but […]

7 months ago
A new blue plaque for Preston and it’s a world first

The Dick Kerr blue plaque in all its glory  Pic: Gill LawsonDick, Kerr Ladies Football Club historian, Gail Newsham, has been tireless in her determination to have a commemorative blue plaque […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Wandering And Wondering – A Preston Magical History Mystery Tour

Local historian Keith Johnson, has published a wonderful little Preston based pocket book in which readers are invited on a tour to discover for themselves the changing face of Preston. Keith writes… “Perhaps, like […]

1 year ago
Historical origins of the Deepdale Enclosure in Preston

With the recent news of the Deepdale Enclosure to keep its special heritage status, we thought that it would be interesting to look into this small area and its fascinating […]

2 years ago
Completion of £1.2m Winckley Square Gardens is a ‘landmark day’ for Preston

£1.2m ‘sympathetic restoration’ of Winckley Square Gardens now complete Reopening hailed as a ‘landmark day for Preston city centre signalling an ‘exciting future’ Square reopened by Preston’s Mayor Coun John […]

2 years ago
Fulwood Barracks from the beginning: a short history

Fulwood Barracks engraving. The Main Entrance 1857 Fulwood Barracks in Preston was built upon a part of the site of the old race course over which the ancient Watling-street passed and was […]

2 years ago
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