first world war

Six-foot Tommies pop up in Preston to remember World War One heroes

Six-foot Tommies are popping up around Preston in remembrance of those who lost their lives in World War One. The transparent silhouettes are located at iconic places around the city […]

2 years ago
Preston North End unveil fallen soldiers memorial at Deepdale

A wreath is laid by the club's historian at Deepdale A wreath is laid by the club’s historian at Deepdale Before Saturday’s kick-off against Rotherham there was a pause for Preston North End players and fans alike. The club unveiled […]

2 years ago
UCLan will host free World War One remembrance event

UCLan is set to host a free World War One remembrance event. ‘Lancashire Remembers’ is being held as part of a national initiative to raise funds for armed forces and mental […]

2 years ago
South Ribble students journey to Belgium to honour war heroes

Poppy and cross memorial The students laid a wreath at the grave of Corporal John McNamara VC A group of South Ribble students have journeyed to Belgium’s battlefields to honour local World War I soldiers. […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Pals to be remembered in service at Preston Railway Station

Amongst the hustle and bustle of the city’s railway station there will be a moment taken to mark the Preston Pals. The station was a key gateway for soldiers heading […]

2 years ago
Avenham and Miller Parks military link to be marked

A view over Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall A view over Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall Avenham and Miller Park’s roles in the First World War are to be marked. Preston City Council is putting forward the parks […]

2 years ago
Why there are allotments being dug in Avenham Park

One of the allotments in Avenham Park Avenham Park allotments have appeared A series of vegetable patches have sprung up in a Preston park. They are there to mark 100 years since Britain turned to allotments to […]

3 years ago
First World War walking tours return to the city

From left clockwise: Joseph Garstang, John Gregson and Beatrice Blackburn Guided tours explaining the stories of three Prestonians caught up in the First World War are to return once more. John Gregson, Joseph Garstang and Beatrice Blackhurst are to have […]

4 years ago
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