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Life as a slave in Preston and the North West in the 18th and 19th centuries

Painting of Joseph Emidy playing for the aristocracy What was life like as a slave in Preston and Lancashire? Little survives of individual records for Black people in Britain during the 18th and 19th centuries. However a few parish records […]

7 months ago
A cosmopolitan society – Preston in the 1950s, 60s and 70s

Men in the 1960s Pic: Dawn Labour shortages are nothing new in Britain. For example, in 1962 there was, you guessed it, an acute shortage of labour for transport and in the health sector. Consequently immigrants […]

7 months ago
Preston Black History Group to host a month of entertaining and informative events

This Black History Month, Preston Black History Group (PBHG) will be hosting a series of events at Jalgos Sports and Social Club, Rose Street, Preston. On Tuesday, 5 October, the […]

8 months ago
Preston and the slave trade

17th century map of the Fylde coast Pic: John Speed By the 1740s Preston was becoming increasingly prosperous. Demand for luxury goods, such as rum, was growing. Several merchants were eyeing the West Indies trade. At least three locally owned […]

8 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement The Preston group bringing together Windrush Scandal victims from across the UK

Glenda and Sekeena pictured left with the new flag for Windrush Pic: PWGD UK A Preston Windrush group is bringing people together from all over the UK to support each other and further the cause for racial equality. Preston Windrush Generation and Descendants UK […]

2 years ago
Preston North End and Windrush Initiatives launch racism education programme

Sagwati Malabi and Adrian Murrell Preston North End Community and Education Trust is launching a racism education programme in partnership with Windrush Initiatives founder Adrian Murrell. The Together As One programme is part of a […]

2 years ago
Black History Month: What it is, what’s on, and what it means to one Preston woman

Glenda Andrew Pic: Garry Cook Black History Month is observed each October in the UK. It’s a starting point for people across the country to explore and discover Black history and heritage. It’s also a […]

2 years ago
Preston’s black history explored in new exhibition and talk

The former store turned into an exhibition of black history An exhibition marking Black History Month is running in the centre of Preston. The former Past Times shop on the corner of Fishergate and Glovers Court has been turned into […]

8 years ago
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