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1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 2

NEWSFLASH: November 2nd 3p.m. 1715 – The Jacobites continue their march south.  Jacobites enter Penrith. ‘James III’ proclaimed King. They march via Appleby and Kendal to Lancaster. About 3 o’clock […]

5 years ago
Talk on the 200th year anniversary of gas being used in Preston

It is something we all take for granted nowadays, but gas has been used as an energy source in Preston for 200 years. The pioneers of its primary use and the […]

5 years ago
A potted history of a local public transport company whose existence spanned over 100 years

Following the closure of John Fishwick and Sons, Leyland, on 24th October, 2015, local historian, Heather Crook, looks into the history of the ubiquitous ‘green bus’ public transport company since […]

5 years ago
Loyals Commander’s unique medals for Lancashire Infantry Museum

The family of a former Commanding Officer of Preston’s Loyal (North Lancashire) Regiment has donated his rare, and possibly unique, group of medals to the Lancashire Infantry Museum. Lt Col […]

5 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement ‘1715’ Free Family Friendly Events Mark the Anniversary of the Last Battle on English Soil

300 years ago the last battle on English soil took place. In November 1715, Jacobite and Government armies fought on the streets of Preston, building barricades and setting fire to […]

5 years ago
A very notable Preston filmmaker and possibly another 100 years later

Just over 100 years ago an acrobatic entertainer turned filmmaker set up a cinematic business in Preston making and producing over 100 local topical and information films, his stage name was […]

5 years ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 1

  Relive the Battle of Preston with Preston Historical Society. Discover all about the issues and people involved in the run-up to the battle; 2015 being the year of the […]

5 years ago
Preston celebrates the 300th anniversary of the last battle in England

Three hundred years ago, in 1715, the last battle in England was fought in Preston, Lancashire between English government forces and the Jacobite rebels. Over the next few weeks and […]

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