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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
Dickens returns to Preston for one night only

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 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 Charles […]

4 years ago
15 literary figures you never knew were associated with Preston

A Clockwork Orange is Burgess' most famous work You may have heard it mentioned, or muttered rather, that Preston was the inspiration for Charles Dickens’ Hard Times. But how many other literary links did you know about our […]

7 years ago
Dickens at Christmas: An evening of readings in Preston

A great pre-Christmas event to get you in the festive mood. A performance of Charles Dickens’ Christmas tales at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston Organised by Dickens fan […]

9 years ago
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