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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 […]

3 months ago
Medals of a Preston-born war hero James Towers set to fetch up to £180,000 at auction

The outstanding Great War 1918 ‘Final Advance to Victory’ V.C. group of five medals awarded to 21-year-old Preston-born, Private James Towers, 2nd Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) will go up for auction […]

10 months ago
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 […]

3 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 […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

3 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. […]

3 years ago
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 […]

4 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 […]

4 years ago
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