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Preston in the early 1970s, apples at 10p per pound, hats and cigarettes

Preston Market in 1972 Pic: Richard Jackson Preston in the early 1970s was still in the thrall of redevelopment with large swathes of the town looking like bomb sites. The lead image shows the thriving market. Notable […]

2 weeks ago
Preston artist designs Animate Cinema cladding

The Animate Cinema is due to open in 2025 in the city centre and the top third of the building will feature the design from Bonnie which takes inspiration from the streets around the cinema.

2 months ago
Ceremonial coins added to Preston’s Animate steelwork

L-R Mike Costello, Matt Friedmann, Cllr Yakub Patel and Nick Hague To mark the progress of Preston’s Ā£45m+ Animate leisure complex, two ceremonial coins have been added to the construction project’s steelwork. A 50p Windrush coin, which celebrates 75 years since […]

2 months ago
Preston Animate cinema complex to now open in 2025

Prestonā€™s under-construction city centre cinema and leisure complex is now set to open in early 2025, the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) can reveal. Building work on the development had […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Steelwork being installed at Preston’s Animate leisure scheme

L-R: Nick Hague, John Chesworth, Adrian Phillips, Chris Hayward Steelwork is being installed at Preston’s Animate leisure complex. It’s the latest milestone in the Ā£45 million+ scheme, one of six major projects planned under Preston’s Harris Quarter Towns Fund […]

5 months ago
Preston local elections 2023: Watch debate on Guild Hall, Animate Cinema and council cuts

As Preston prepares to go to the polls on Thursday (4 May) for the local elections then the city’s big issues were debated by party leaders. The Local Democracy Reporting […]

7 months ago
Next stage of construction work starts on Preston’s Animate leisure complex

L-R: John Chesworth, Chris Hayward and Nick Hague at the Animate construction site Piling work has started on the Animate leisure complex in Preston city centre. TheĀ Ā£45 million+Ā scheme is one of six major projects planned under Preston’s Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme. […]

8 months ago
Preston Market Hall celebrates five-year anniversary

Traders celebrate the Market Hall's 5th anniversary Pic: Lisa Brown Photography Traders came together this week to celebrate PrestonĀ MarketĀ Hallā€™s fifth birthday. To mark the special anniversary,Ā traders gathered together, along with Councillor Carol Henshaw, at the iconic Wallace and Gromit bench, for […]

9 months ago
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