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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% […]

5 years ago
Walk and talk around Preston’s former cinemas and playhouses

President of the Preston Historical Society, David Hindle, will be conducting a ‘walk and talk’, showing where some of the popular cinemas and theatre houses were located in the various main […]

5 years ago
In Pictures: Battle of Preston re-enacted at Flag Market

A Battle of Preston anniversary event took place in the city centre on Saturday as part of a series to commemorate the battle of 1715. Re-enactors from both armies, the Jacobite and […]

5 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Discover your family tree with library one-to-one sessions

Locals can trace their World War One ancestors online across events in Penwortham this summer, with the help of Lancashire County Council libraries. The one-to-one sessions will show people how […]

5 years ago
Jacobite Battle of Preston Anniversary wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Preston City Council has received £49,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, The Last Battle on English Soil – Commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of […]

5 years ago
How Preston’s Fishergate Hill area has changed over the years past

With the news this morning of the Fishergate Hill Conservation Area Action Plan which is coming into force, we thought it would be interesting to look at some images from […]

5 years ago
Diary of a much loved city centre Gem known as Winckley Square

We have been reporting the affairs of Winckley Square since the inception of Blog Preston in 2009. It was then that a plan had been hatched and submitted to the Heritage […]

5 years ago
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