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Winckley Square tree works to start in build up to £1.2million Gardens project

A project to remove decaying and unhealthy trees in Preston’s Winckley Square Gardens will begin this Thursday (February 25th 2016) ahead of a £1.2million restoration scheme. This initial project covers […]

4 years ago
The Tithebarn Hotel name explained and the history surrounding it

The Tithebarn Hotel, situated on the corner of Lord Street and Tithebarn Street, will most probably be a familiar sight to many people and there will be those who may well have popped in there for a […]

5 years ago
A Celebration of the tricentenary of St Michael’s Church, Grimsargh – 1716 to 2016

A new book, ‘A Celebration of the Tricentenary of St Michael’s Church, Grimsargh – 1716 to 2016’ by David Hindle will be formally launched at Grimsargh St Michael’s Church on […]

5 years ago
New heritage centre celebrating Lancashire’s military air history opens in Warton

Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director for Programmes and Support at BAE Systems, has formally opened a new heritage centre in Warton, Lancashire, to celebrate the Company’s rich history in the […]

5 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Just for fun: Three festive vintage videos of Preston in the 1950’s, 1980’s and 1990’s

In keeping with the festive season we thought it might be interesting to show a small selection of short Preston based videos to see how Christmas has been celebrated in three different […]

5 years ago
Centenary of the Victoria Cross awarded to Private William Young V.C. 1915

100 years ago to this day, Scottish born Private William Young residing in Heysham Street, Preston and a soldier serving with the 8th (Service) Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment was […]

5 years ago
The story of a remarkable milliner who ran a business in Church Street for almost 50 years

Having served her time as a hat maker in a Fishergate shop, Edna Alice Deakin opened her own millinery business in 1938 at 47a Church Street in Preston, between Derby […]

5 years ago
The UCLan Jeremiah Horrocks Winter Lecture to be given in December

This year’s Jeremiah Horrocks Winter Lecture is about three North Country astronomers: Jeremiah Horrocks, William Crabtree & William Gascoigne, Britain’s first great research astronomers. Three private individuals, fully informed of the European […]

5 years ago
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