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Dick, Kerr & Co a lost Preston behemoth

The Dick, Kerr works in 1900, These are wooden tram bodies under construction. Pic. English Electric Early in the 20th century the Dick, Kerr Company was a major national business with a large plant  in Preston. Later, various companies amalgamated, after WW I, to form English […]

3 weeks ago
Rail firms unite to honour forgotten Preston women’s football team

Dick, Kerr women's football team Pic: Forbes Two rail firms have joined up to honour one of England’s earliest known women’s football teams. Avanti West Coast has teamed up with Community Rail Lancashire (CRL) to share the […]

7 months ago
Preston an armed camp? Munitions workers turn yellow

The Dick Kerr factory in 1916 Pic: Prestonpals.org Preston a military camp? In August 1914 war fever gripped the nation. Preston was a garrison town and a major railway hub, thus it rapidly became an armed camp with […]

8 months ago
Street demolition, poetry and a Preston lass who loves ladies football

Who could fit the bill for the header of this story? Well, it could only be Gail Newsham. Gail is a Preston born lass who is passionate about the history of the […]

8 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Pictures show role Strand Road factory played in WWI

Inside the production hall on Strand Road As Preston prepares to honour those who fought in the First World War the lid has been lifted on how the city supplied shells to the front line. The Dick, […]

8 years ago
Dick, Kerr Ladies tribute and book re-launch

Stars of women’s football will be out in force at Bamber Bridge FC on 25th April to pay tribute to the most successful football team ever, the pioneering Dick, Kerr […]

8 years ago
Colin Dickinson At The Preston Historical Society

At the meeting of the Preston Historical Society held on Monday 4th March, members and guests were presented with a superb talk and photographic slide show of the once ubiquitous […]

9 years ago
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