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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 – […]

3 weeks 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 […]

3 weeks 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, […]

3 weeks 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 […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

1 month ago
Where you can explore with Heritage Open Days 2019 in Preston

Winckley Square Pic: Gareth Edwards Heritage Open Days are returning to Preston, with even more venues opening their doors in 2019. This year there are 36 different buildings available to explore between Friday 13 September […]

2 months ago
First Stonyhurst Literature and Film Festival takes place this weekend

Stonyhurst College celebrates its rich history this weekend with the first Stonyhurst Literary and Film Festival. Visitors from across the country will share a programme of captivating authors, speakers and […]

2 months ago
The Preston restaurants you wish still existed

Before there was Nando’s, there was this lot… Winston’s Don’t mention the war!!! Actually, do if there’s pizza involved. A WW2 themed pizza joint might seem like an unlikely fusion, […]

3 months ago
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