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Preston’s newspaper wars revealed in history talk

A former journalist will reveal the bitter rivalry between two Victorian newspaper proprietors in a scramble to launch Preston’s first evening newspaper. Dr Andrew Hobbs, now a journalism lecturer at […]

5 years ago
Heritage Open Days, Saturday September 12

The restoration bill for St Walburge's runs into the hundreds of thousands of pounds Day three of Heritage Open Days weekend, exploring the hidden gems of Preston, is the busiest and liveliest yet, but where to start? We’ve hopefully made that decision a little […]

5 years ago
Heritage Open Days in Preston, Friday September 11

Heritage Open Days is a nationally recognised event which tours the country, bringing to life a city’s hidden treasures. Preston has so much to offer that we’ve put together this […]

5 years ago
1950’s Fishwick School pals get together with old friend from California

Several people who formerly attended Fishwick School in the 1950’s were reunited on Wednesday of this week. One of the old school pals is Dave Hughlock, now residing in Pomona in California […]

5 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Heritage Open Days in Preston, Thursday September 10

Samlesbury Hall England’s biggest heritage festival finds itself exploring the wonders of Preston over a four day weekend this month, and we’ve put together a day-by-day guide of everything you need to […]

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Book signing at Waterstones by local author David John HindleNew

Growing up in Preston, with its eclectic range of transport, provided well-known historian David John Hindle with the inspiration to write his latest book on the transport heritage of Preston. […]

5 years ago
Preston Remembers project looking for volunteer WW1 tour guides

Preston Remembers is a partnership project that is joining together the activities, exhibitions and events that are happening from 2014 – 2018 in Preston to mark the centenary of the First World […]

5 years ago
UCLan ranked in top 4% globally for the first time

UCLan has achieved a milestone ranking as it came in the top 3.8% of all worldwide universities. It is the first time the city’s university has broken the top 4% […]

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