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English Electric Cold War jets, made in Preston

A preserved Lightning, note the twin vertically mounted engines Pic: Mike Freer Touchdown Aviation The Preston area has a long history of aircraft manufacture. Perhaps the best known was the English Electric Lightning fighter, along with the Canberra bomber. The Lightning was a supersonic […]

7 months ago
Preston author charting the history of aviation in Lancashire is a high flyer

Jim Longworth An aviation historian’s book celebrating the achievements of pioneering Lancashire test pilots has been winging its way up the book charts. Waterstones’ says the two volumes of Test Flying in […]

8 years ago
Volunteers aim to trace industrial heritage on Strand Road for Guild exhibition

strand road A project aiming to trace Preston’s industrial heritage is appealing for volunteers. Made in Preston aims to tell the stories of those who worked on Strand Road pioneering electric tram […]

10 years ago
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