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Lostock Hall theatre group return with Great Expectations adaptation

Donna Keller and Freya DeNobrega Pic: St James Players Lostock Hall amateur theatre group St James Players are returning to the stage this summer with their adaptation of Charles Dickens‚Äô Great Expectations. The production is running from Thursday, 20th […]

4 weeks ago
Preston’s bridges and the Dickens effect

Postcard of Preston from 1927 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Preston boasts a range of bridges from different eras. In fact, there are now seven. The River Ribble presented a major obstacle, with the first crossing being built in Roman […]

12 months ago
Charles Dickens descendant to perform in Preston

Gerald Dickens pic: @dickensshows A performing arts theatre in Preston is going to host a charity event, which will see the great, great grandson of Charles Dickens performing his one man show. On Sunday […]

2 years ago
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 […]

3 years ago
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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 […]

6 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 […]

10 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‚Äô Christmas tales at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston Organised by Dickens fan […]

12 years ago
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