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Preston war hero Private William Young to be remembered

Private William Young and his family on his return to Preston in 1916 A Preston war hero is to see his bravery marked with a plaque on the Flag Market. Private William Young’s family will assemble to mark the actions of the First […]

3 years ago
Homes in Preston where First World War soldiers lived to receive postcards

Laura's postcards will be arriving across the city Every household in Preston where a young man died in the First World War is to receive a piece of artwork. In commemoration of the hundreds of men who gave […]

3 years ago
Guided tours telling the stories of Preston First World War unsung heroes return

A popular event marking the untold stories of three unsung Preston heroes during the First World War is returning to the city. History guides take you on a journey through […]

3 years ago
Preston unsung heroes from First World War to be remembered

From left clockwise: Joseph Garstang, John Gregson and Beatrice Blackburn Three unsung heroes from Preston’s First World War story are to be revealed in a new city walking tour. Beatrice Blackhurst, Joseph Garstang and John Gregson all played a role […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Digitising South Ribble’s role in the First World War

From left to right clockwise: Arthur Claud Middleton, George Clarke and Wesleyean memorial in Leyland South Ribble in the Great War is a digitisation project and website aiming to catalogue all the memorials in the local area and tell the stories of those who fought and […]

4 years ago
Deepdale stadium holds special Christmas carols concert

More than 1,000 people sung their hearts out in Deepdale on Monday for a special carol concert. The special event remembered the Christmas truce of 1914 between the British and […]

4 years ago
Preston Remembers: Prestonians urged to come forward with First World War family memories

Fred Sandiford fought in the First World War Prestonians are being asked to help find memories of the First World War. The Preston Remembers project is looking for any stories about your Preston relatives to be part of […]

4 years ago
Preston Remembers: Flag Market to be transported back to outbreak of First World War

Preston Pals on the Flag Market in 1914 Prestonians are being invited to find out the impact the first months of the First World War had on the city. The Heritage Open Weekend sees buildings in Preston opened […]

5 years ago
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