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Funding for £1.2m Winckley Square Gardens restoration is approved

£1.2m project will provide a ‘sympathetic restoration’ of Winckley Square Gardens Project could start in 2016 News is a ‘big day in the history of Preston’ Project bid led by […]

5 years ago
Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 10) Final

Alas, this is our final journey through the streets of Preston in the 1970’s; however, to ease the pain, we have an extra helping of pictures for you making that twenty […]

5 years ago
Free Vintage Fashion Tours to celebrate new exhibition at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery

A new Harris Museum exhibition of fashion from the 1880s to the 1930s,  opens to the public on Saturday 27th June with free tours taking place, complementing the Revival Vintage […]

5 years ago
Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 9)

This weeks look at times gone by in Preston sees some remarkable shots of some places that I have never actually seen in person and one or two that I […]

5 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 8)

This week we take a look at streets and building which are essentially still in existence but with some changes. In one or two cases, buildings have been swept away […]

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A brief History of the former Post Office in Preston’s Market Place

In the early 19th century and up to around 1854 Preston’s only Post Office operated from a small building at the southern end of a terrace of butchers shops, known […]

5 years ago
Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 7)

Once again, most of what you will see in this weeks part 7 of the 60’s and 70’s Preston picture series has gone, never to return; however, there are still […]

5 years ago
Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 6)

In this week’s retro time slip through the streets of Preston, about 80% of what you see in these pictures has vanished from sight and most of the remainder has changed […]

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