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PCC planning committee to consider removal of trees in Winckley Square Gardens

  A meeting will be held on 3 December 2015 to report to the planning committee of Preston City Council who will decide on the matter of tree removal in […]

5 years ago
Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque presents special A3 size ‘Invincibles’ art print

The Invincibles is a special A3 size art print, illustrated by Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque, and featuring North End legend Fred Dewhurst. Printed on heavyweight, 330gsm Ivory art card, […]

5 years ago
Headstone for pioneering footballer unveiled in Preston Old Cemetery

The campaign to obtain a headstone for Rabbi Howell, the first Romani professional footballer and the first Romani international has succeeded. The new headstone was unveiled at a ceremony in […]

5 years ago
New book marks anniversary of ukulele star George Formby’s fiancee Pat Howson

A new book published by Lancashire Media, ‘Formby’s Lost Love – The untold story’, written by Andrew Atkinson is released to commemorate the anniversary of Pat Howson’s death. Ukulele legend George […]

5 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Historical Society present The Battle of Preston, 1715 and its aftermath by Dr. Bill Shannon

On Monday 7 December 2015, there will be a talk and presentation given by Dr. Bill Shannon, to the members and visitors of the Preston Historical Society at Preston Minster […]

5 years ago
New book: The secret historical places of Preston, Lancashire revealed!

There is a history of Preston that is hidden from view, or simply not recognised today amidst the hurly burly of modern life. Keith Johnson’s latest and fascinating book on […]

5 years ago
In pictures: The Last Battle – Stories from the Streets of 1715 in Light, Sound and Performance

Some unusual and spectacular sights and sounds prevailed in Church Street, Preston on Sunday evening of 15 November 2015. To commemorate The Last Battle of England due to the Jacobite […]

5 years ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Final, Part 12

NEWSFLASH: 15 November 1715 – Carpenter leaves Preston with the Earl of Carlisle, Lord Lumley and Colonel Darcy. November 22nd 1715 – The Pretender (James III), or the ‘Chevalier St George’, […]

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