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Civil War part two: Hoghton Tower destroyed

The Battle of Preston Pic: Harris Museum Wikimedia After Preston fell to the Parliamentarians in 1643, the escaped Gilbert Hoghton was pursued to Hoghton Tower. Captain Sharkey the Parliamentarian commander, approached the stronghold with trepidation. Importantly, several cannon […]

2 months ago
Civil War part one: Preston falls to Parliamentary forces in 1643

English Civil War by Chris Collingwood. The painting is not of Preston but gives an idea of the style of dress and the look of the Ribble bridge Brother fights brother as war erupts in Lancashire. Preston was often the centre of battles due to its strategic position on the North-South road to Scotland. Furthermore, early on during […]

2 months ago
Cromwell’s Mound retail park and gym plan moves to next stage

A major new retail complex could be built next to a piece of historic English Civil War land in Fulwood. Cromwell’s Mound as it is known already has outline planning […]

6 years ago
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