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Preston Past: Fishergate,100 years of change (Part 1)

The three¬†oldest streets in Preston are, Churchgate (now Church Street), Friargate and Fishergate. The latter has always been a thriving area for shoppers, places of entertainment and eventually the emergence […]

10 years ago
Preston Past: The Castle Hotel On Cheapside, Market Square.

  Originally known as the Castle Inn and¬†was built¬†in 1623, the Castle Hotel was situated in Cheapside opposite the Market Square.¬† It was very much a favourite hostelry in the […]

10 years ago
Preston in the Picture: The Workhouse Hospital

preston workhouse The last week or so has been a busy one from a photography point of view. A few ‘urban portraits’ sorted and posted on my web site, then we had […]

10 years ago
Preston in the Picture: Miller Arcade

The Miller Arcade is singled out as being impressive but isolated Miller Arcade is an architectural gem in the centre of Preston. The building was constructed in 1899 and it is modelled on the larger Burlington Arcade in London. When it […]

10 years ago
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