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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 […]

9 months ago
Harris Museum launches virtual Courtaulds gallery exhibition and tour

How the virtual tour looks at the Harris The Harris Museum and Art Gallery has remained closed since late March due to the coronavirus pandemic. But art lovers missing their cultural fix can now go online to explore […]

2 years ago
Special events to help Courtaulds connect with Preston

The building was torn down in the 1980s Eugène Boudin (1824-1898), Deauville, 1893, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust A series of special events is being held to accompany the ongoing Courtauld Connects exhibition at the Harris Museum and […]

4 years ago
Courtauld connects with Preston – and there’s a reunion on the cards

Tea break in the former Courtaulds factory Tea break in the former Courtaulds factory From fishing to the foxtrot, darts to the Hokey Cokey – Courtaulds textile factory may have been one of Preston’s largest employers, but […]

4 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement This French Impressionist masterpiece goes on display at the Harris

Eugène Boudin (1824-1898), Deauville, 1893, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust Eugène Boudin (1824-1898), Deauville, 1893, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust A piece of French Impressionism is coming to the Harris for three months. Connecting with Preston’s link with the former […]

4 years ago
Watch final Courtaulds history project documentary

The building was torn down in the 1980s A documentary charting the history of Preston’s Courtaulds factory has been released. Made by Gary Cunliffe the 48-minutes film is the culmination of a project to gather the memories of […]

8 years ago
Celebration of former Courtaulds factory event planned

Tea break in the former Courtaulds factory An event to celebrate those who worked at the former Courtaulds factory takes place on Saturday. Celebrating Courtaulds is part of a project delving into the history of what was […]

8 years ago
Courtaulds factory memories to be told through song

The history of Preston’s former Courtaulds factory is to be brought to life through a music project. A Song for your Community sees singer-songwriter Claire Mooney work with former factory […]

8 years ago
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