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Winckley Square

Winckley Square is a Georgian Square in the heart of Preston city centre, in recent years it has seen a major regeneration and upkeep scheme

Hard Times in Preston in 1861: squalor, poverty and disease

Engraving c.1862 from The Illustrated London News detailing the construction of Moor Park - Preston was said to be the inspiration for Dickens 'Hard Times' Pic: Preston Digital Archive Gaslights stutter in the early morning gloom as a thousand clogs rattle on the cobbled street. Smokeswirls and another grim 14-hour day begins in the factories of the North. The […]

4 months ago
Preston man jailed for the grooming, exploitation and rape of vulnerable young women

Two men have been jailed today (Friday 14 May) following a complex investigation into the grooming, exploitation and rape of vulnerable young women. Operation Command was launched in 2019 following […]

5 months ago
Footage shows man attacking people with chair in Winckley Street

The man is seen holding the chair before charging at people sat at a table outside Forum bar in Winckley Street Pic: Blog Preston A man was attacked by a chair-wielding man in Preston city centre on Thursday 29 April. The incident took place outside Forum Bar in Winckley Street at approximately 5pm. The […]

5 months ago
Busy housing market leads Preston law firm specialist team to move in at Penwortham

The new team at Vincents’ Penwortham office A team from law firm Vincents Solicitors’ Winckley Square head office has moved to create a residential property hub in Penwortham. The change is due to a ‘huge increase’ in […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Longton man goes from trainee to managing director of recruitment firm in just 14 years

Richard Freye with son Arthur and Chris Musgrove with son Harry A Longton man has been appointed as Managing Director of a Preston-based recruitment firm, just 14 years after joining the company as a trainee. Chris Musgrove started at Service Care […]

6 months ago
Winckley Square lit up by new lampposts

Removal of old lamppost. Pic: Pat Harrison Contractors have replaced temporary lampposts in Winckley Square this week. Modern temporary lamps were placed there after old heritage lampposts were removed after failing safety checks in September 2019. This […]

8 months ago
Tide turning on Garden Street development as water agencies raise flood concerns

How the proposed apartment block in Garden Street could look Controversial plans to build an apartment block off Winckley Square have been dealt a blow by the Local Lead Flood Authority (LLFA) and United Utilities. Both organisations have raised concerns […]

9 months ago
Friends of Winckley Square to present an alternative Christmas concert for 2020

The Winckley Square Christmas tree Pic: Stephen Riley This year’s Friends of Winckley Square Christmas Concert is set to spread festive cheer virtually when it goes out on YouTube. Since being established in 2016, the Friends of Winckley […]

10 months ago
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